‘It just seemed to be my calling’ “Tootsie” Purdy gained valuable medical experience while serving in the Navy, including a stint during the Persian Gulf War, which helped lead to her current career as a nurse.    Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
Knighthood Petition of the Last Surviving British Member of the WWII ‘Dambusters’ Launched Knighthood Petition of the Last Surviving British Member of the WWII ‘Dambusters’ Launched
Re-Educating The Hitler Youth (What To Do With The German Boy Soldiers?) – From Yank Magazine, 1945 Re-Educating The Hitler Youth (What To Do With The German Boy Soldiers?)  – From Yank Magazine, 1945
Operation Sealion Impaired by Nazi Intelligence Operation Sealion Impaired by Nazi Intelligence


WORLDWIDE “Tootsie” Purdy gained valuable medical experience while serving in the Navy, including a stint during the Persian Gulf War, which helped lead to her current career as a nurse.    Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick

‘It just seemed to be my calling’

Veteran launches nursing career through naval service By Jeremy P. Ämick As a nurse, Maureen “Tootsie” Purdy effuses a mirthful personality allowing her to console the patients she encounters; and when combined with her Navy experience, it has also given her the ability to bond with the veterans under her […]

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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IAN FLEMING AND POSTMASTER – Review by Mark Barnes

The ribbon of land behind Omaha Beach is now sacred soil, not just in the United States, but in the minds of anyone immersed in the story of Overlord. Look in the churchyard at St Laurent-sur-Mer and you will find a corner of a foreign field where the commando Gus […]

WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: World War II Tanks Found in Iraq

WHO-Tube: World War II Tanks Found in Iraq

World War II Tanks and Relics Found in Iraq – After the 2003 Iraq War dozens of historic World War II era Tanks & Armoured Vehicles were discovered in Iraq.

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“Tootsie” Purdy gained valuable medical experience while serving in the Navy, including a stint during the Persian Gulf War, which helped lead to her current career as a nurse.    Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
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‘It just seemed to be my calling’

Veteran launches nursing career through naval service By Jeremy P. Ämick As a nurse, Maureen “Tootsie” Purdy effuses a mirthful personality allowing her to console the patients she encounters; and when combined with her Navy experience, it has also given her the ability to bond with the veterans under her […]

Knighthood Petition of the Last Surviving British Member of the WWII ‘Dambusters’ Launched
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Knighthood Petition of the Last Surviving British Member of the WWII ‘Dambusters’ Launched

An online petition for the knighthood of George Johnson, the last surviving British member of the dambusters, was recently launched online. As a matter of fact, in just a short time, the petition, posted on Change.org, has reached a massive number of signatures — 35,000. 92-year-old WWII vet George Johnson […]

Re-Educating The Hitler Youth (What To Do With The German Boy Soldiers?)  – From Yank Magazine, 1945
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Re-Educating The Hitler Youth (What To Do With The German Boy Soldiers?) – From Yank Magazine, 1945

Captured Wehrmacht GIs between the ages of 12 and 17 get special indoctrination in democracy at this PW school sparked by a Yank pfc. COMPIEGNE, FRANCE- At 14, Julius Meyer was just two inches taller than a standard German rifle. His brown hair was cut short  and combed straight down […]

Operation Sealion Impaired by Nazi Intelligence
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Operation Sealion Impaired by Nazi Intelligence

During the Second World War, Hitler tried to enact Operation Sealion, in which his forces were to take Britain by storm. Before this mission could commence, however, the Nazis needed to undertake Operation Lena. This was a much smaller operation, which was to utilize a smaller number of men in […]

Life as a German Soldier – Amazing pictures from a Soldier in a nation gearing up for war. Part 3
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Life as a German Soldier – Amazing pictures from a Soldier in a nation gearing up for war. Part 3

War History Online has discovered a number of amazing photo albums from German Soldiers depicting every day life (and death) in the years leading up to and then including World War 2. They give a fascinating insight into the daily life of a Soldier in a nation gearing up for […]

BRINGING EASY ELSIE BACK TO BRITAIN: A VERY SPECIAL WARBIRD A LONG WAY FROM HOME.
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BRINGING EASY ELSIE BACK TO BRITAIN: A VERY SPECIAL WARBIRD A LONG WAY FROM HOME.

Mark Barnes gets the low down on the campaign to bring home a surviving aircraft from 617 Squadron’s effort to sink the Tirpitz in 1944. Andy Smith contacted us to raise awareness of a campaign to recover the remaining wreckage of Easy Elsie a 617 Squadron Avro Lancaster that force […]

WHO-Tube: World War II Tanks Found in Iraq
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WHO-Tube: World War II Tanks Found in Iraq

World War II Tanks and Relics Found in Iraq – After the 2003 Iraq War dozens of historic World War II era Tanks & Armoured Vehicles were discovered in Iraq.

IAN FLEMING AND POSTMASTER – Review by Mark Barnes
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IAN FLEMING AND POSTMASTER – Review by Mark Barnes

The ribbon of land behind Omaha Beach is now sacred soil, not just in the United States, but in the minds of anyone immersed in the story of Overlord. Look in the churchyard at St Laurent-sur-Mer and you will find a corner of a foreign field where the commando Gus […]

Man Who Fired the First Bullet of WWI
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Man Who Fired the First Bullet of WWI

Many would consider the first bullet fired in the First World War to be the one that struck Archduke Franz Ferdinand, leading to a series of war declarations by the chain of alliances between the world’s major powers. Fewer may have given any consideration to who actually fired the first […]

Listening Post – The Green Old Phone Box Turned into a Mini-WWI Museum
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Listening Post – The Green Old Phone Box Turned into a Mini-WWI Museum

An outdated, green-hued telephone box in County Durham renamed the Listening Post could be the smallest war museum throughout the world. Way back in 2012, the Barningham Parish Council bought a green telephone box  for a pound. Initially, the said phone booth was only furnished with a carpet and contained […]