Don Fida, The Only WWII’s Kwajalein Battle Survivor Fit to Attend Its 71st Anniversary Don Fida, The Only WWII’s Kwajalein Battle Survivor Fit to Attend Its 71st Anniversary
Liverpool soldier helped catch Adolf Hitler’s number two Heinrich Himmler Liverpool soldier helped catch Adolf Hitler’s number two Heinrich Himmler
“Night Will Fall”: Powerful Holocaust Documentary Aired in HBO “Night Will Fall”: Powerful Holocaust Documentary Aired in HBO
MI5 Feared Crop Circles, UFOs were the Works of the Nazis – WWII Documents MI5 Feared Crop Circles, UFOs were the Works of the Nazis – WWII Documents
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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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 T-26 Light Tank – Review by Phil Hodges

The T-26 Light Tank – Review by Phil Hodges

Ok, ok. Great battle tanks of the Second World War? The Russian T-26 doesn’t exactly spring to mind does it? I mean, it’s Russian and its not the T-34 so…! That may sound harsh but the masses will mostly think of the obvious, the Sherman, the Tiger, the Panther and afore […]

WORLDWIDE The Bunker Bash

The Bunker Bash

Mark Barnes describes a day exploring the Atlantic Wall with WHO colleague Joris Nieuwint and other friends back in December. Batterie Waldam. Winter may be the best time to do this sort of trip before the bracken gets totally out of hand. Good for blackberries. Rubbish for exploration! One day […]

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Don Fida, The Only WWII’s Kwajalein Battle Survivor Fit to Attend Its 71st Anniversary
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Don Fida, The Only WWII’s Kwajalein Battle Survivor Fit to Attend Its 71st Anniversary

WWII vet Don Fida of Syracuse will be returning to the Japanese-controlled Kwajalein atoll, an island which saw the bloody Kwajalein Battle during Second World War seven decades and a year ago. However, the veteran is returning there alone as he is the only 7th Division veteran survivor among the handful others of […]

Liverpool soldier helped catch Adolf Hitler’s number two Heinrich Himmler
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The late John Fletcher was just 17 when he signed up for the British Army during World War II.  He was a gunner with the 196 Battery of the 73rd Anti-Tank Royal Artillery.  He saw action at D-Day, and after the war served in Egypt and North Africa. But perhaps […]

“Night Will Fall”: Powerful Holocaust Documentary Aired in HBO
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“Night Will Fall”: Powerful Holocaust Documentary Aired in HBO

  Night Will Fall, a new and gripping documentary on the Holocaust which features raw footage, the ones taken by combat and newsreel cameramen during the liberation of the Nazis’ concentration camps, was aired on HBO Monday and Tuesday, January 26 and 27. The dates coincide with the liberation of Auschwitz’ 70th […]

MI5 Feared Crop Circles, UFOs were the Works of the Nazis – WWII Documents
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MI5 Feared Crop Circles, UFOs were the Works of the Nazis – WWII Documents

WWII documents which recently surfaced revealed that MI5 feared the crop circles were the works of the Nazis and tried for years deciphering them. They were concerned that the enemy was using these mysterious crop circles – which they referred to as the “suspicious cornfield codes” – as guides for the […]

A7V tank from World War I on the bottom Wieprz river? It may be the first original in Europe!
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A German A7V tank from World War I was found in 2013 at the bottom of the river. There is no original of this tank in Europe, only a copy in the museum in Munster. There is one surviving A7V tank, Mephisto, at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia. The wreck lies in […]

World War One time capsule found at local school
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A time capsule from World War One has been found at a local British school in Hertfordshire, north of London. The capsule is a trunk carrying a rare insight into the life of an officer during World War One. The trunk contains Lieutenant Howard Hands’ army uniform, maps from the […]

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WHO-Tube: WW2 Boneyards – Watching this will hurt…

After the end of World War 2, 10s of thousands of aircraft were no longer required and parked in boneyards. Rather than be put into storage or sold cheaply to dubious national Airforces, it was decided to sell the perfectly operational aircraft to private companies who ruthlessly melted down the […]

The T-26 Light Tank – Review by Phil Hodges
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The T-26 Light Tank – Review by Phil Hodges

Ok, ok. Great battle tanks of the Second World War? The Russian T-26 doesn’t exactly spring to mind does it? I mean, it’s Russian and its not the T-34 so…! That may sound harsh but the masses will mostly think of the obvious, the Sherman, the Tiger, the Panther and afore […]

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Nuremberg rally ground where the Nazi’s held their annual parades may be renovated

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