Last Surviving D-Day Tank Carrier Raised for Restoration “Landfall” being floated.  Photograph: Artelia International
WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06) WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06)
REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy
6 mind-boggling recent discoveries of WWII remnants 6 mind-boggling recent discoveries of WWII remnants
WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06)

WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06)

Goodwood was the name chosen for the British armoured breakout from the Normandy bridgehead in 1944. The operation was later called ‘the death ride of the armoured divisions’. Richard Holmes follows in the tracks of the tanks and a tank crew member tells of the horrors of ‘brewing up’.

MEDIA Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

  As in Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) and Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One (1980), any Hollywood gloss has been scoured away: the plot is raw, episodic and wholly unsentimental; a gruelling onward rumble from one brush with death to the next. “We don’t murder, we kill,” says […]

REVIEWS REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy

REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy

A Missed Opportunity A book telling how the Great War was reported and how life changed for everyone, at home and in khaki, would be a welcome addition to any library. Regrettably, this curate’s egg of a work doesn’t quite achieve that. The author prefaces his work with the rather […]

WORLDWIDE Dick Woods was drafted into the Army in 1969 and served as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is pictured above with his medals—including two Purple Hearts—and the flag he received at his father’s funeral. Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick

Purple Heart legacy

Vietnam War service earns local veteran two Purple Heart medals By Jeremy P. Amick A son often follows in the footsteps of his father, whether it be intentional or coincidental. But as veteran Richard “Dick” Woods explained, his father’s receipt of a Purple Heart medal for wounds received during World […]

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“Landfall” being floated.  Photograph: Artelia International
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Last Surviving D-Day Tank Carrier Raised for Restoration

Landfall, or LCT 7074, is the last surviving UK tank carrier to have taken part in the D-Day landings (Operation Overlord on 6 June, 1944).  Once a member of a fleet of 800 LCTs (Landing Craft Tank), the 60 meter long vessel was an amphibious assault ship designed to land […]

WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06)
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WHO-Tube: War Walks – Goodwood (S01E06)

Goodwood was the name chosen for the British armoured breakout from the Normandy bridgehead in 1944. The operation was later called ‘the death ride of the armoured divisions’. Richard Holmes follows in the tracks of the tanks and a tank crew member tells of the horrors of ‘brewing up’.

REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy
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REPORTING THE GREAT WAR – Review by Jim Grundy

A Missed Opportunity A book telling how the Great War was reported and how life changed for everyone, at home and in khaki, would be a welcome addition to any library. Regrettably, this curate’s egg of a work doesn’t quite achieve that. The author prefaces his work with the rather […]

6 mind-boggling recent discoveries of WWII remnants
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6 mind-boggling recent discoveries of WWII remnants

Photo story (Clockwise from top left): (1) Interior of Goebbels Bunker discovered in December 1997 (2) SS driver’s bunker discover in 1996 (3) WWII Kurt weather station on display at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa (4) Swastika symbol discovered in the Zernikow village forest, north Berlin in 1992 (5) Even after […]

They Gave Their Lives
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They Gave Their Lives

80,000 Sikhs fought and died for Britain in the two world wars. Over 400,000 Muslims fought for King and Empire in The Great War alone. They came from present-day Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Sikhs and Muslims, they laid down their lives fighting side by side against a common foe. A […]

WWII airmen fly again in storied B-29
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WWII airmen fly again in storied B-29

The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian’s final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945. He parachuted out and spent six months in a Japanese prison […]

Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath
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Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath

An Australian World War II veteran’s long campaign to clear a slur against his air crew is finally over, after United States Navy historians sent him a letter clearing him of not alerting the Americans that Japanese ships were heading towards Solomon Islands. Two years ago, 7.30 told the story […]

Restoring the M33 Gunboat for the Commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign
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Restoring the M33 Gunboat for the Commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth is restoring the HMS M33 gunboat and preparing it for the commemoration of the Gallipoli campaign. The HMS M33 is one of the two warships that still remain from World War I. The British government commissioned a £2.4 million renovation of […]

On Sword Beach – Seventy Years On It’s Time To Tell Their Story
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A coming-of-age drama about four young soldiers out in pursuit of a murderer on the run. On Sword Beach is set in the weeks leading up to and during the D-Day landings during World War II. What is On Sword Beach? On Sword Beach is an independent feature film; a […]

WW2 Veteran from New York Receives Medals Nearly 70 Years After Serving
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WW2 Veteran from New York Receives Medals Nearly 70 Years After Serving

Earnest Love literally had to wait a lifetime for recognition of his efforts during WW2.  Nearly 70 years after Love was wounded in a fierce battle during a fierce battle in the pacific he finally received his 8 medals including the Purple Heart and the Silver Star.  Love received his […]