Category: WORLDWIDE

The first German casualty of the invasion of Poland or even World War 2 – The case of Oberstleutnant Domizlaff by Rob Schäfer

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UPDATE 6th of July 2012 – in which a rather funny story takes a dark turn.     ———————————————————————————   The following story is special and…

“Mein Opa” – Tracing the footsteps of a german soldier during the Battle of the Bulge 1944/45 by Rob Schäfer

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One of the best things about running this blog and the connected twitter account is that they bring me in touch with good and interesting…

PRESS RELEASE: BHTV finished filming on new Operation Market Garden series.

BHTV finished filming on new Operation Market Garden series.  Battlefield History TV have announced that after 2 years of filming on location, they have now…

24HR TRENCH: Mark Barnes spends the day with the author – Andy Robertshaw

I’m not quite sure how best to describe Andy Robertshaw. He might prefer historian, writer, educator, documentary maker, museum director or archaeologist; I am really…

Top 5 Picks of WW1 Steel Helmets

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FIRST WORLD WAR relics are considered to be special not only because they bear witness to the event of a first ‘total war’ in which…

WWII TANKER, KEN TOUT – DO WE BRITS REVEL IN DEFEAT?

Keith

  NO? SO WHAT ABOUT TOTALIZE PHASE?   Is there a tendency among British historians and commentators to enthuse about defeat whilst finding it difficult…

Top 5 Picks of Militaria Investments

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FOR COLLECTORS OF war memorabilia, the wars have never really ended. Collectors scour the internet, traditional auctions and antique markets battling to find and secure…

Remains of a P-47 in France

Jack Beckett

The P-47 Thunderbolt, C or D model, is sunk in the waters near the town of Bastia, France. The unit is very close to the…

Death of the Militaria Fair

Jack Beckett

THESE DAYS, most serious militaria dealers have their own websites and use online marketplaces to sell their collector pieces. But is the online revolution in…

Top 5 Tips for Collecting War Medals

Jack Beckett

One of the most satisfying aspects of militaria collecting is to connect with history. War medals and awards remain the best way of doing this…

TONY BANNER took his Dodge WC to Normandy and puts Coulsdon on the map

Jack Beckett

Well I’ve been back quite a while now but the memories remain strong. Eighteen months of planning all done. What a trip, the weather was…

Aircraft First Aid Kits

Jack Beckett

These two First Aid Kits belonged to a B-17 from the 303rd Bomb Group. It was lost while climbing to altitude to join the formation…