Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf served aboard the carrier Bennington during WW II Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf is pictured standing in front of a fighter on the deck of the carrier USS Bennington possibly off Iwo Jima during World War II. He was a plane captain and maintained a Corsair fighter for a Marine pilot. Photo provided
WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Former Nazi Suspects Were Collecting Social Security in the USA for YEARS! Former Nazi Suspects Were Collecting Social Security in the USA for YEARS!
For sale, a boys dream: 1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18 For sale, a boys dream: 1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18
WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: Gallipoli: The Untold Stories (WWI Documentary)

WHO-Tube: Gallipoli: The Untold Stories (WWI Documentary)

This is a must have for all those interested in Australians at war and how the Anzac legend was forged, and reflects on the impact Gallipoli had on everyday Australians then and now. It includes never-before seen interviews with the last ten Gallipoli Anzacs, includes rare black and white film […]

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 […]

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AGINCOURT – Review by Squire Philip de Hodges

Military DVDs: Did I want to review some? Well not really, no. I’d experienced some before and to be blunt they were awful! I’ve never quite worked out WHY they were so bad, they just were! But, I had a job to do and you have to take the rough […]

WORLDWIDE WHO-Tube: The battle of El Alamein

WHO-Tube: The battle of El Alamein

In 1942 things were not going well for the British and Commonwealth forces in north Africa. In early August Winston Churchill replaced General Auchinleck as C-in-C Middle East with General Sir Harold Alexander. Lieutenant-General Gott was to take command of Eighth Army but was killed soon after being chosen, when […]

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Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf is pictured standing in front of a fighter on the deck of the carrier USS Bennington possibly off Iwo Jima during World War II. He was a plane captain and maintained a Corsair fighter for a Marine pilot. Photo provided
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Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf served aboard the carrier Bennington during WW II

Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda Isles was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in World War II. He served as a seaman 1st class and part of the Essex class carrier’s deck crew. “Before […]

WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
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WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

He was very surprised because he relied on the expert view of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) that nobody could land under such weather conditions. It was a very courageous decision of General Eisenhower and very successful. My father was away from the theatre and some others (were) as well. He […]

Former Nazi Suspects Were Collecting Social Security in the USA for YEARS!
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Former Nazi Suspects Were Collecting Social Security in the USA for YEARS!

A legal loophole in the Justice Department’s efforts to have former Nazis leave the US for Europe over the past few decades led to the war-crimes suspects and SS guards getting millions of dollars in Social Security benefits. The Justice Department and the Social Security Administration say they are now […]

For sale, a boys dream: 1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18
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For sale, a boys dream: 1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18

Price: £1,650,000 Prior history shows very little time on the airframe since first being build by Vickers in 1945. ​ It was reportedly in a UK maintenance unit for a bit and then to India in 1946 where there was a landing accident, which caused its return to the UK […]

The Many Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler
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The Many Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler

While Adolf Hitler garnered much approval in his early days of leadership, many Germans soon began to see the folly of keeping such a man in power. As such, more than fifteen assassination attempts were made on his life. A few of these are more notable than others, but they […]

What Did WWII France Do to Save French Jews?
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What Did WWII France Do to Save French Jews?

There are people who believe that the government of France did little to save French Jews during the Second World War, that France simply let the Nazis stroll in and do as they wished. This belief has even become the butt of crude jokes among some people. Comedian Dennis Miller […]

WHO-Tube: The battle of El Alamein
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WHO-Tube: The battle of El Alamein

In 1942 things were not going well for the British and Commonwealth forces in north Africa. In early August Winston Churchill replaced General Auchinleck as C-in-C Middle East with General Sir Harold Alexander. Lieutenant-General Gott was to take command of Eighth Army but was killed soon after being chosen, when […]

AGINCOURT – Review by Squire Philip de Hodges
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AGINCOURT – Review by Squire Philip de Hodges

Military DVDs: Did I want to review some? Well not really, no. I’d experienced some before and to be blunt they were awful! I’ve never quite worked out WHY they were so bad, they just were! But, I had a job to do and you have to take the rough […]

Memorial Arboretum Land Girls monument unveiled after three-year fundraising campaign
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Memorial Arboretum Land Girls monument unveiled after three-year fundraising campaign

A memorial to Britain’s Land Girls funded by an £85,000 fundraising campaign has been unveiled. The bronze statue – created to honour women who served in the Land Army during World War Two – has been placed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. A three-year campaign by the […]

Royal Princes Regret Not Fighting WWI
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Royal Princes Regret Not Fighting WWI

When they were still royal princes, future kings George VI and Edward VIII wrote letters describing their regrets about not being able to fight in the First World War. These letters detail the reasons they were not allowed to join the fray, and indicate the extent to which they felt […]