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Articles by Paul Woodadge:

D-DAY: The Battle for Carpiquet Airport

Early History The history of the airfield at the Normandy city of Caen goes back to 1937 when the French began construction west of the…

The Magnificent Seven – The Normandy Battlefields

I have been visiting Normandy for 35 years and living there for the last eighteen. As a fledgling battlefield tour guide in the early days,…

The Breakout Star of The Great Escape: No, Not Steve McQueen!

He had lived in Israel for three years, where he carried a rifle for an oil company in the Negev Desert. He’d been a cowboy…

Did The C47 Pilots Nerves on D-Day Cause Casualties?

In order to further decrease the risk of collision, many pilots pushed the throttle forward and climbed to a height above the clouds, anywhere between…

D-Day: 75 Years on – An Aircraft Armada

Can you imagine it? Over 30 Dakotas in formation taking off from historic Duxford airfield, escorted by WWII fighters? What images do you conjure up…

Paul Woodadge: Filming the Battlefields of WWII

I am confident that the finished film will provide a rich experience that the WWII buff will appreciate and enjoy. As we progress into the…

Reenactors in Normandy: A Pleasure or a Pain? Time to Raise Their Game?

Every year, thousands of re-enactors from all over the world descend on Normandy for the first week of June. They fill up campsites and town…