Bombardier Wallace Spencer shot down in B-24 over Germany during WW II This was Lt. Wallace Spencer of Tangerine Woods subdivision in Englewood, Fla. in his 20s shortly after graduating from Air Force boot camp during World War II. Photo provided
Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors
Fabian Ware: a man who lived for the deads Fabian Ware: a man who lived for the deads
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GUEST BLOGGERS Guest Blogger Craig Gottlieb: Is Mein Kampf an important book at all?

Guest Blogger Craig Gottlieb: Is Mein Kampf an important book at all?

Stories are popping up worldwide about Hitler’s personal copy of Mein Kampf that is for sale in my auction, which sold for $28,400 on Saturday. Prior to and after the auction, I was inundated with questions from the press. The persistent question I get is … why is Mein Kampf […]

MEDIA Fury, Hetzer, Combat Dealers & Bruce Crompton

Fury, Hetzer, Combat Dealers & Bruce Crompton

SUFFOLK PUNCH In the wake of the success of Combat Dealers and the impact of Fury, Mark Barnes spends a day with Axis Track Services and chats with Bruce Crompton about his passion for military history. We had been trying to organise a visit to Axis Track Services ever since […]

REVIEWS RAINY STREET STORIES – Review by Mark Barnes

RAINY STREET STORIES – Review by Mark Barnes

I find myself in something akin to unknown territory with this one.  The author contacted us to request a review and I am more than happy to oblige. I assumed the title indicated a book that would be a series of episodes of cloak and dagger stuff with tales of […]

WORLDWIDE Army veteran Brooks Nicklas pictured above in 1943. The soldier was engaged in combat in the Pacific and later became part of the occupational forces in Japan. Courtesy of Brooks Nicklas

Higher intervention

Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII By Jeremy P. Ämick When Brooks Nicklas graduated from a high school in Bernice, La., in 1941, he went on to gain experience in “camp life” by working for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)—a relief program established by the […]

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This was Lt. Wallace Spencer of Tangerine Woods subdivision in Englewood, Fla. in his 20s shortly after graduating from Air Force boot camp during World War II. Photo provided
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Bombardier Wallace Spencer shot down in B-24 over Germany during WW II

1st Lt. Wallace Spencer of Tangerine Woods in Englewood, Fla. was on his 28th and last combat mission on March 24, 1945 when the B-24 “Liberator” four-engine bomber he served as bombardier in was shot out of the sky at 20,000 feet by anti-aircraft flak while bombing a railroad marshaling […]

Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors
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Hagel prodded on status of exhumed USS Oklahoma sailors

A Connecticut senator prodded Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday for specifics on when and how the exhumed remains of sailors who died on the USS Oklahoma in 1941 would be returned to their families. Sen. Chris Murphy and 14 other senators wrote the Pentagon eight months ago requesting that […]

Fabian Ware: a man who lived for the deads
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Fabian Ware: a man who lived for the deads

1914, during the First World War Britain saw a huge devastating loss of its human resource. The civilians as volunteers together with the British arm force also served in the war. Not only British countrymen but also men from British colonies came overseas to fight the war. These men were […]

Make you own Ghost of History picture with this app!
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Make you own Ghost of History picture with this app!

  We have all seen this style of picture in the newspapers, magazines and on the internet. They are real time travel. Now you too can make your own with this very clever app by Timera. Timera is the closest thing to a time machine for your smartphone. It turns […]

WWI Soldiers bedroom maintained for 100 years
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WWI Soldiers bedroom maintained for 100 years

After Hubert Rochereau lost his life fighting for his country during WWI, his devastated parents kept his bedroom exactly the same as the last time he had been in it. Rochereau, a French second lieutenant, lost his life nearly 100 years ago in Belgium on April 26, 1918, when he […]

The discovered artefacts of WW1 at Helens Bay, Co Down
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The discovered artefacts of WW1 at Helens Bay, Co Down

The Department of Environment has finished their discovery for artefacts of First World War at the Grey Point Fort, Helens Bay, Co Down. And they now uncovered their discovery of the WW1 artefacts after the five weeks of digging at Grey Point Fort. Mark H. Durkan, Environment Minister, commented on […]

WHO-Tube: Historic Archival Stock Footage WWII – Allies Hurl Back Nazis in Italy
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WHO-Tube: Historic Archival Stock Footage WWII – Allies Hurl Back Nazis in Italy

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RAINY STREET STORIES – Review by Mark Barnes
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RAINY STREET STORIES – Review by Mark Barnes

I find myself in something akin to unknown territory with this one.  The author contacted us to request a review and I am more than happy to oblige. I assumed the title indicated a book that would be a series of episodes of cloak and dagger stuff with tales of […]

German village plays prank on neo-Nazis
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German village plays prank on neo-Nazis

Residents of Wunsiedel, where Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess is buried, are tired of yearly invasion of neo Nazis to their village, so they decide neo-Nazis can march for a good cause. They keep coming back year after year. Since the 1990s, neo-Nazi demonstrators invade the village of Wunsiedel in south […]

Commonwealth Leaders Received Ceramic Poppies from British PM During G20 Summit
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Commonwealth Leaders Received Ceramic Poppies from British PM During G20 Summit

British PM David Cameron gave one ceramic poppy to each of the Commonwealth leaders attending the G20 summit which ran from November 15 and 16 in Australia. According to him, the ceramic poppies, which came from the remarkable Tower of London installation, are in recognition of their countries’ important contributions during the […]