Fred Stuenkel knew their Chinook chopper was in trouble with a dozen bullet holes punched in it Fred Stuenkel knew their Chinook chopper was in trouble with a dozen bullet holes punched in it
Japan Offers Apologies for WWII Atrocities Against the Citizens of the Philippines Japan Offers Apologies for WWII Atrocities Against the Citizens of the Philippines
Museum of Flight Welcomes WWII Wildcat Museum of Flight Welcomes WWII Wildcat
WAR MAPS BLAST A HOLE IN THE CONVENTIONAL HISTORY OF POINTE DU HOC WAR MAPS BLAST A HOLE IN THE CONVENTIONAL HISTORY OF POINTE DU HOC


WORLDWIDE THE GREAT WAR: WHY WE SHOULD REMEMBER – By Mark Barnes

THE GREAT WAR: WHY WE SHOULD REMEMBER – By Mark Barnes

  An evening of commemoration at the Palace of Westminster I own one dark grey suit. My low fashion Swiss army knife, it does weddings, funerals, court appearances and invitations to the seat of national government. On Wednesday night my suit and I were ushered past airport style security into […]

MEDIA War History Online, at the Houses of Parliament

War History Online, at the Houses of Parliament

Winston Churchill said “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”  We wonder what the great man would make of War History Online showing up at the Houses of Parliament for an evening commemorating the Great War hosted by Dan Jarvis MP with Pen & Sword. Don’t worry, we were […]

REVIEWS EVER THE PATRIOT – Recollections of Vincent J Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW. Review by Mark Barnes

EVER THE PATRIOT – Recollections of Vincent J Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW. Review by Mark Barnes

A quiet Friday evening after a forgettable week at work is a good time to be able to sit down and leave it all behind with a good read.  The postman couldn’t have timed it better by delivering this book and I am grateful that he did. At just sixty-six […]

WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling

WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London was unveiled by the Queen on Thu 28 Jun, 2012. Some 125,000 airmen took part in the five-year air offensive against Germany, a campaign widely credited with helping to bring about the end of the war. But the cost was high: 55,573 […]

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Fred Stuenkel knew their Chinook chopper was in trouble with a dozen bullet holes punched in it
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This story was first published in the Charlotte Sun newspaper, Port Charlotte, Fla. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Fred Stuenkel graduated from Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla. in 1965. He continued his education at Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, a few miles north up Florida’s west coast, until […]

Japan Offers Apologies for WWII Atrocities Against the Citizens of the Philippines
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Japan Offers Apologies for WWII Atrocities Against the Citizens of the Philippines

Toshinao Urabe, the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines, expressed his apologies for the atrocities inflicted by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. In a message he delivered on the Day of Valor, Urabe apologized and emphatically vowed to never wage another war. Japan has realized that by […]

Museum of Flight Welcomes WWII Wildcat
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Museum of Flight Welcomes WWII Wildcat

Tom Cathcart, the Director of Aircraft Collections and Restoration for the Museum of Flight, helped to remove a F2G-1 Super Corsair from the museum in order to accept a restored, but non-flyable, FM-2 Wildcat. The Wildcat was used by the US Navy during combat in the Pacific Theater of the […]

WAR MAPS BLAST A HOLE IN THE CONVENTIONAL HISTORY OF POINTE DU HOC
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WAR MAPS BLAST A HOLE IN THE CONVENTIONAL HISTORY OF POINTE DU HOC

Gary Sterne is well known for his amazing work revealing the extent and importance of the Maisy Battery. His ongoing work began with the purchase at a market of a map revealing it’s location. Despite its scale and potential for causing havoc on D-Day, the battery barely figures in accounts […]

Britain Celebrates the 70th D-Day Anniversary
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The 70thanniversary of D-Day is arriving on June 6th of 2014, and Britain is already prepared to commemorate the event. Radio host Chris Evans is scheduled to report live from the site of the battle on that very day, and he is not by far alone as one of those […]

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WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling
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WHO-Tube: 2012 Bomber Command Memorial Unveiling

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London was unveiled by the Queen on Thu 28 Jun, 2012. Some 125,000 airmen took part in the five-year air offensive against Germany, a campaign widely credited with helping to bring about the end of the war. But the cost was high: 55,573 […]

EVER THE PATRIOT – Recollections of Vincent J Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW. Review by Mark Barnes
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EVER THE PATRIOT – Recollections of Vincent J Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW. Review by Mark Barnes

A quiet Friday evening after a forgettable week at work is a good time to be able to sit down and leave it all behind with a good read.  The postman couldn’t have timed it better by delivering this book and I am grateful that he did. At just sixty-six […]

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