Outbound soldiers’ messages offer glimpses of the Vietnam war Outbound soldiers’ messages offer glimpses of the Vietnam war
John Wayne; a WWII draft dodger?! John Wayne; a WWII draft dodger?!
Cold War airbase turns ghost town Cold War airbase turns ghost town
Second World War Memphis Belle Tries to Refurbish Other B-17s Second World War Memphis Belle Tries to Refurbish Other B-17s


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A WEEK IN GALLIPOLI – By Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes takes us on a tour of the Gallipoli battlefield, the scene of a great victory for Turkey during the Great War. Eleven long years of real life punctuated by episodes of battlefield touring have passed and my gang of mates are still keen to visit new places to […]

MEDIA Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’

Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’

Delegation of British veterans of the Arctic convoys to visit St. Petersburg for the unveiling of a memorial ‘IN MEMORY OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS SAILORS 1941-1945’AUGUST 20, 2014 – LONDON – 11 British veterans of the Arctic convoys, accompanied by their family members, the Mayor of Southwark and a team […]

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I Was Hitler’s Secretary. I Was Hitler’s Boss. The Jew Who Defeated Hitler. Chocolate Cake With Hitler. Hitler’s Table Talk. Some of these sound absurd, some not so. The point I’m trying to make is, though, there are SO many books on Hitler these days it becomes tiresome. The problem, […]

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He was the Man of Steel and the Man of Irony Via stunning contemporary footage, freshly declassified discoveries, a brilliant script, insights from the greatest historians of the past seventy years and the unforgettable words of the dictator himself and the people who knew him best, we deliver History’s Verdict […]

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