RAF Museum handed over Spitfire in ‘ill-conceived’ deal for WWII aircraft it may never receive RAF Museum handed over Spitfire in ‘ill-conceived’ deal for WWII aircraft it may never receive
The ME 323 Giant – The biggest transport Aircraft of WWII in Pictures The ME 323 Giant – The biggest transport Aircraft of WWII in Pictures
Sherman or Firefly? Here is a guide to the Sherman Firefly!! Sherman or Firefly? Here is a guide to the Sherman Firefly!!
What happened to the Soviet Navy when the USSR collapsed? Ships were towed “here” and allowed to rust/decay. What happened to the Soviet Navy when the USSR collapsed? Ships were towed “here” and allowed to rust/decay.
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 […]

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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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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

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

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WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17
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WWII veteran dies at 90 after ’18th and final mission’ on touring B-17

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Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and its Irish Translator
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From Honorary US World War Two Soldier to Hollywood actor – Audie Murphy is Remembered
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Shot Down for the King
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World War One Miners to be Commemorated
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Sir Winston Churchill’s Great Speeches
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Sir Winston Churchill’s Great Speeches

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