Event organised in Shropshire to recreate the models of The First World War British fighter aircraft Event organised in Shropshire to recreate the models of The First World War British fighter aircraft
Nazis created largest gun – the Gustav Gun Nazis created largest gun – the Gustav Gun
Want to know more about the Pattern 1914 & M1917 Enfield? Then read this! Want to know more about the Pattern 1914 & M1917 Enfield? Then read this!
Australian World War One widows attend 100th anniversary of Anzac Day Australian World War One widows attend 100th anniversary of Anzac Day
GUEST BLOGGERS Guest Blogger Geoff Moore: Bletchley Park certainly no picnic in the country

Guest Blogger Geoff Moore: Bletchley Park certainly no picnic in the country

We also served! The words on a monument to the code breakers of World War II to be found at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire in the UK. This once top-secret base or Station X was where at one stage towards the end of the war 10,000 people worked and some […]

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SONS OF LIBERTY

In advance of the new Revolutionary War themed mini series on the History Channel Phil Hodges swaps his Afrika Korps shorts and MP40 for a redcoat and a Brown Bess. But we still get the same old jokes… The long awaited History Channel mini-series Sons of Liberty will soon be […]

REVIEWS THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne

THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne

“Here, in my view, lies the real story of the war.”  Says John Hutton of his book on p.vii of the Preface.  “First and foremost, it was an artillery war.” Well, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that the artillery played a huge part in the […]

WORLDWIDE While stationed in Japan as part of the occupational forces, Bernskoetter took this picture of Sherman tanks in a parade on July 4, 1946. Courtesy of Norbert Bernskoetter

‘Army of occupation’ Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII

By Jeremy P. Ämick Growing up on a farm in Taos, Mo., Norbert Bernskoetter rarely traveled any farther from home than an occasional trip to the state capital. Yet in 1944, with the war raging in the Pacific, he received a fierce introduction to the horrors of combat on a […]

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Event organised in Shropshire to recreate the models of The First World War British fighter aircraft
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Event organised in Shropshire to recreate the models of The First World War British fighter aircraft

Recently, the Airfix Make and Take event was organised so that enthusiasts could be given the opportunity to make their own miniature models of the RAF aircraft, Sopwith Pup, which flew in the First World War. This event took place in the RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire, the Shropshire Star reports. […]

Nazis created largest gun – the Gustav Gun
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Nazis created largest gun – the Gustav Gun

It was Adolf Hitler who commissioned the building of the world’s largest gun, the Gustav Gun. In 1939 Hitler couldn’t see a way to get through France’s massive defences along their borders with Germany and Italy. France had built more than 1.5kms of wall defences featuring tank barricades, weaponry and […]

Want to know more about the Pattern 1914 & M1917 Enfield? Then read this!
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Want to know more about the Pattern 1914 & M1917 Enfield? Then read this!

Pattern 1914 & M1917 Enfield In 1913, the British Army began experimental trials of a new rifle to replace the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield, the latest in the Lee-Enfield series of rifles which had been adopted in 1907. The experimental Pattern 1913 rifle, officially designated the ‘Rifle, Magazine, Enfield, .276-inch‘ was […]

Australian World War One widows attend 100th anniversary of Anzac Day
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Australian World War One widows attend 100th anniversary of Anzac Day

Ten Australian World War One widows are being flown out to Turkey in April to take part in the special 100th anniversary commemorations for Anzac Day. Anzac Day is an annual day that commemorates the Australian troops attack on Gallipoli, Anzac Cove in Turkey. The widows are all aged over […]

Canada’s part in World War Two’s Italian campaign commemorated in docu-film
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Canada’s part in World War Two’s Italian campaign commemorated in docu-film

There are a few key events during World War Two that are commemorated in the mainstream, however there are hundreds of thousands of events, people and stories that were experienced during the war that remain little known. One of those being is the role of Canadian troops as they made […]

5 Deadliest American Weapons of War from WWII
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  Images Used (Clockwise from top left): (1) Japanese aircraft pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa who died at the age of 22 year old when his aircraft hit USS Bunker Hill on May 11, 1945, during a Kamikaze suicide mission. Proximity Fuzes were developed by US to prevent such attacks (2) USS […]

RAF Museum handed over Spitfire in ‘ill-conceived’ deal for WWII aircraft it may never receive
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RAF Museum handed over Spitfire in ‘ill-conceived’ deal for WWII aircraft it may never receive

A valuable Spitfire has been lost to the nation after an “ill-conceived” deal by the RAF Museum to exchange it for the recovery of another aircraft that it is unlikely to ever receive, it has been revealed. Museum bosses “paid” a salvage team an original Spitfire from their collection to […]

The ME 323 Giant – The biggest transport Aircraft of WWII in Pictures
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The ME 323 Giant – The biggest transport Aircraft of WWII in Pictures

The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (“Giant”) was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. It was a powered variant of the Me 321 military glider and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made, a few being […]

Sherman or Firefly? Here is a guide to the Sherman Firefly!!
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Sherman or Firefly? Here is a guide to the Sherman Firefly!!

The Sherman Firefly was a World War II British variant of the Sherman tank, fitted with the powerful British 17 pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle with the […]

What happened to the Soviet Navy when the USSR collapsed? Ships were towed “here” and allowed to rust/decay.
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What happened to the Soviet Navy when the USSR collapsed? Ships were towed “here” and allowed to rust/decay.

Imagine we are foreign intelligence service agents and we spy for Russian military bases. Just a few years ago it was impossible, not to mention how it was impossible during the iron curtain era. But now thanks to google we can see all the top secret Russian objects clearly on […]