Top secret naval communications base sold Top secret naval communications base sold
Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: The RAF man who seemed not to notice danger Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: The RAF man who seemed not to notice danger
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GUEST BLOGGERS Guest Blogger Craig Gottlieb: Is Mein Kampf an important book at all?

Guest Blogger Craig Gottlieb: Is Mein Kampf an important book at all?

Stories are popping up worldwide about Hitler’s personal copy of Mein Kampf that is for sale in my auction, which sold for $28,400 on Saturday. Prior to and after the auction, I was inundated with questions from the press. The persistent question I get is … why is Mein Kampf […]

MEDIA LCT 7074 due to leave for Portsmouth for restoration (unique images by Dean Sawyer)

LCT 7074 due to leave for Portsmouth for restoration (unique images by Dean Sawyer)

Having spent the last 65yrs on Merseyside, 7074 is ready to leave for Portsmouth and a five year restoration. The last landing craft from Second World War saved for the nation by Portsmouth’s National Museum of the Royal Navy LCT 7074, the last Second World War ‘Landing Craft, Tank’ in […]

REVIEWS FLAKHELFER TO GRENADIER – Review by Phil Hodges

FLAKHELFER TO GRENADIER – Review by Phil Hodges

When we think of child soldiers most of us automatically think of conflicts in Africa. Harrowing news footage of kids armed with AK47 rifles and grenades and brainwashed beyond belief seem all too familiar to us. But is it a problem that lies mainly in Africa or South America where […]

WORLDWIDE Army veteran Brooks Nicklas pictured above in 1943. The soldier was engaged in combat in the Pacific and later became part of the occupational forces in Japan. Courtesy of Brooks Nicklas

Higher intervention

Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII By Jeremy P. Ämick When Brooks Nicklas graduated from a high school in Bernice, La., in 1941, he went on to gain experience in “camp life” by working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)—a relief program established by the […]

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