‘A battle here … a battle there’ Gerling, pictured above in 1941, earned a Bronze Star for “heroic achievement” during World War II for assisting a tank that had been disabled in combat. Courtesy/Norbert Gerling
Toymaker Gets Boost From Model of a WWII Fighter Plane Toymaker Gets Boost From Model of a WWII Fighter Plane
Two local WWII heroes will be honored in bronze Two local WWII heroes will be honored in bronze
Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding
WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: Tiger 1 start up – turn the volume UP!

WHO-Tube: Tiger 1 start up – turn the volume UP!

Today, only a handful of Tigers survive in museums and exhibitions worldwide. The Bovington Tank Museum’s Tiger 131 is currently the only one restored to running order. While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. Only 1,347 […]

MEDIA WWII plane’s landing gear fails at New Smyrna Beach airport

WWII plane’s landing gear fails at New Smyrna Beach airport

A World War II fighter plane experienced landing gear failure at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport on Wednesday afternoon, police said.The P-40 Warhawk was landing at 4:22 p.m. at the airport when the gear failed, said Sgt. Eugene Griffith, New Smyrna Beach police spokesman. “There is no crash, no injuries, […]

REVIEWS BILLY BISHOP – Review by Mark Barnes

BILLY BISHOP – Review by Mark Barnes

In the annals of the Great War aces Billy Bishop is up there as number two after the Red Baron with seventy-two victories. But almost a century on his position in the league table is far from undisputed. Down the years there have been many questions about the veracity of […]

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‘A battle here … a battle there’

World War II veteran shares story as gunner aboard M-18 “Hellcat” By Jeremy P. Ämick “The World War II folks are getting pretty scarce,” said Norbert Gerling, 95, during a recent interview at his peaceful, rural home near Henley, Mo. But the cacophony of chirping birds and crickets that provides […]

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Gerling, pictured above in 1941, earned a Bronze Star for “heroic achievement” during World War II for assisting a tank that had been disabled in combat. Courtesy/Norbert Gerling
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‘A battle here … a battle there’

World War II veteran shares story as gunner aboard M-18 “Hellcat” By Jeremy P. Ämick “The World War II folks are getting pretty scarce,” said Norbert Gerling, 95, during a recent interview at his peaceful, rural home near Henley, Mo. But the cacophony of chirping birds and crickets that provides […]

Toymaker Gets Boost From Model of a WWII Fighter Plane
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Toymaker Gets Boost From Model of a WWII Fighter Plane

Hornby has been in the toy business since the early 1900s, but has recently been struggling after losing £4.5m in the wake of a London Olympics themed campaign that never took off.  Their new product doesn’t seem to be having nearly as much trouble getting off the ground. Since launching […]

Two local WWII heroes will be honored in bronze
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Two local WWII heroes will be honored in bronze

Seventy years ago, he parachuted into a ferocious gun battle raging across the town square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Everywhere, buildings were ablaze and bullets zipped through the air. Army Sgt. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere couldn’t wait to get into the fight during the Normandy invasion and avenge his brother Henry, killed […]

Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding
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Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding

LONDON Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Few notice the concrete mark, or recognize it as evidence of how close London came to drowning during World War II. It is […]

Wargaming helps to open the Fury exhibition at the Tank Museum
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Wargaming helps to open the Fury exhibition at the Tank Museum

Opening its turret doors on the 20th of October, the exhibition tells the story of the Museum’s integral involvement with the making of David Ayer’s visionary film, Fury, which bursts onto cinema screens across the UK on the 22nd of October. The movie casts two of The Tank Museum’s exhibits: […]

Unexploded WWII ordnance still litters Egypt’s Western Desert
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Unexploded WWII ordnance still litters Egypt’s Western Desert

Egypt’s Western Desert remains littered with mines and unexploded munitions, the deadly remnants of heavy fighting during the Second World War. The Egyptian armed forces estimate around 20 million mines and unexploded bombs are still buried in the sand and the munitions pose a significant threat to local communities. The […]

Greenham Common Cold War Control Tower’s Restoration Begins
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Greenham Common Cold War Control Tower’s Restoration Begins

Work to renovate an abandoned Cold War airbase control tower is under way in Berkshire. On completion, the tower will become a visitor centre open to the general public. The airbase control tower situated in Greenham Common is registered as a grade II property. The restoration effort is to consist […]

WHO-Tube: Tiger 1 start up – turn the volume UP!
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WHO-Tube: Tiger 1 start up – turn the volume UP!

Today, only a handful of Tigers survive in museums and exhibitions worldwide. The Bovington Tank Museum’s Tiger 131 is currently the only one restored to running order. While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. Only 1,347 […]

Spy who broke ‘Nazi’ spy ring revealed at last!
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Spy who broke ‘Nazi’ spy ring revealed at last!

Eric Roberts, an unassuming father of three, has been revealed as the genius German agent who infiltrated the ranks of British Nazi sympathisers. A bank clerk for Westminster Bank in London, he came to the attention of spymaster Maxwell Knight, for unknown reasons, and was involved with pro-Nazi groups in […]

Formula One legend, Murray Walker was a Sherman commander
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Formula One legend, Murray Walker was a Sherman commander

  The Formula One commentator was a tank commander in the 4th Armoured Brigade which thundered into Germany during the closing stages of the Second World War. It was while crossing the Rhine in 1945 in his US-built Sherman tank that the then 21-year-old officer got the shock of his […]