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Port Pirie welcomes iconic Vietnam War helicopter Port Pirie welcomes iconic Vietnam War helicopter
D-Day 70 – Pt.6 – Operation POINTBLANK: Luftwaffe Air War © Ronnie Bell Collection
Inventions That Flourished Thanks to WWI The first air-to-ground communications and vice versa were established in Virginia in 1917 with the help of AT&T employees. (Inset)  a WWI pilot with an early air-to-ground communication device in his headgear.


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 NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS & GUNNERY – Review by Mark Barnes

NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS & GUNNERY – Review by Mark Barnes

After a bit of a gap I am happy to have one of these impressive naval history books from Seaforth in front of me. As with the previous examples we’ve seen this one does not disappoint right from the beautiful cover showing Swordfish going to Valhalla during the Channel Dash. […]

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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B-17 on Tour
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B-17 on Tour

The EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) is gathering veterans from the Second World War to represent each of the B-17 bomber crew positions. There are 10 positions in total.Veterans from Wisconsin will take a local ride in the Aluminum Overcast Monday, which is a promotion for the B-17’s national tour.The ten […]

Port Pirie welcomes iconic Vietnam War helicopter
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Port Pirie welcomes iconic Vietnam War helicopter

The local RSL has been campaigning for the helicopter to take pride of place at a purpose built Vietnam War memorial for the last 12 months. It will take pride of place in a custom built hangar being constructed next door to the RSL clubrooms, which is hoped to be […]

© Ronnie Bell Collection
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D-Day 70 – Pt.6 – Operation POINTBLANK: Luftwaffe Air War

The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, had been a hugely effective weapon in Adolf Hitler’s conquest of Europe and if it went unchecked, it would certainly pose the greatest threat to the Allied landings in occupied Europe. Elliott Marsh looks at the prolonged airborne campaign to neutralise the Luftwaffe in […]

The first air-to-ground communications and vice versa were established in Virginia in 1917 with the help of AT&T employees. (Inset)  a WWI pilot with an early air-to-ground communication device in his headgear.
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Inventions That Flourished Thanks to WWI

1. Sanitary Pads Cellucotton was already discovered before WWI broke out by a small US company named Kimberly-Clark. James C. Kimberley, the firm’s vice-president along with the head researcher Ernest Mahler discovered the material – which was five times more absorbent compared to cotton but was less expensive when mass […]

From cradle to grave, the tale of the inseparable couple from war to death
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From cradle to grave, the tale of the inseparable couple from war to death

                    Bert and Mary Barnsley were simply inseparable. From the moment of birth to their last moments in earth, they were side-by-side. Their story is one in a million and one that has survived the war.They were born in Peartree Lane […]

Old Fashioned Love Letter Being Auctioned Off
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Old Fashioned Love Letter Being Auctioned Off

Old fashioned love letters have been replaced by text messages and email. Even the most romantic of these communications cannot compare to the endearing letter written by a World War I soldier named Charles. The 100-year old letter, and the pressed French poppy that was included, is going up for […]

WHO-Tube: Secret Cold War Bombers of the Americans and Russians
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WHO-Tube: Secret Cold War Bombers of the Americans and Russians

Secret Cold War Bombers of the Americans and Russians. The nuclear powered aeroplane was always a nonsense. As Alvin Weinberg knew. But it led to the development of the molten salt nuclear reactor – which is the only hope of safe unpolluting and cheap power from nuclear fission.

NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS & GUNNERY – Review by Mark Barnes
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NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS & GUNNERY – Review by Mark Barnes

After a bit of a gap I am happy to have one of these impressive naval history books from Seaforth in front of me. As with the previous examples we’ve seen this one does not disappoint right from the beautiful cover showing Swordfish going to Valhalla during the Channel Dash. […]

Vintage WWI devices (left) can still throw mean explosions. The recent incident (right) killed two people and wounded two more.
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Bomb left over from WWI Blew Up in Ypres, Two Killed

Ypres, Belgium – A WWI device, suspected bomb shell or grenade, blew up in Ypres, Belgium Wednesday, March 19. The explosion left two dead, one in critical condition and another one wounded. The said WWI device was found in a factory building site near the Belgian city. Several workmen tried […]

The Duke of Cambridge Visits Omaka Aviation Center and is Treated to a Story
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The Duke of Cambridge Visits Omaka Aviation Center and is Treated to a Story

The Duke of Cambridge was in for a grand treat when Sir Peter Jackson, aviation enthusiast and film director, escorted him on a private tour of his personal First World War aircraft collection. Sir Peter has spent millions to create one of the world’s largest and finest aviation museums–the Omaka […]