Craig Bowman

Craig Bowman

I have a passion for history and for filming historic places of interest around the world. My main interest is in WW2, the museums, vehicles, aircraft and places that have historically significance and enjoy continuing to tell the stories of past heroic actions and events.

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Articles by Craig Bowman:

Survivor Dick Churchill was one of several men in 1944 who took part in the event that came to be widely known as the “Great…

Baskeyfield

The John Baskeyfield VC Primary School has generated recent controversy, following its renaming as Saint Nathaniel’s Academy. Several have shown disapproval of the decision, feeling…

Australia

Australia and her prime minister, Billy Hughes, were relatively unnoticed by the rest of the world at the outset of WWI. When all was said…

The Great Escape was something of a pyrrhic victory for the Allies, as numerous soldiers lost their lives in the attempt to escape from a…

centenary

Speculation is rising as to the amount of regard Germany has for its fallen soldiers as the centenary of WWI is underway in other nations.…

Mili

It has been decades since WWII, but remnants of the struggle are still being discovered worldwide. On Mili (one of the Marshall Islands in the…

Pigeon

The British Army believed that wireless radio and telephones would be good enough to keep the leaders on the battlefield in touch with each other…

transport plane

Whiskey 7, a Douglas C-47 transport plane from WWII, is being temporarily removed from the National Warplane Museum, set to once again unleash a storm…

German

After almost a century, the wallet formerly belonging to German WWI soldier Herman Karl Ernst Musold will be returned to the surviving members of his…

Maccabees

It was 1916 when  Florence Oppenheimer was working as a hospital nurse in Cairo. Before that, she used to take care of wounded servicemen, on…

Red Arrows

At the Royal Air Force base in Scrampton, Lincolnshire, there was immense fear of an explosion after Luftwaffe bombs were discovered on site. The world-class…

Almost a full century following the desert expedition of Thomas Edward Lawrence, an officer of intelligence for Britain during WWI who came to be known…