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Wanted: Napoleon Impersonator Required on Island of St Helena

Ian Harvey

To commemorate the anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s death, the island where he died has an unusual job posting. St. Helena is a remote island in…

In 1943 a Soldier Found D-Day Invasion Plans & Kept it a Secret

Ian Harvey
Château Frontenac

In August 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met in Quebec for meetings code-named “Quadrant” but generally referred to as the first of two…

Medal of Nazi Bodyguard Who Took Six Bullets For Adolf is Sold at Auction

Ian Harvey
medal

In 1923 Ulrich Graf, one of Adolph Hitler’s bodyguards, took six bullets five of which were possibly meant for Hitler during the Beer Hall Putsch…

Mystery of Napoleon’s Favourite General May be Solved in Russian Discovery

Ian Harvey
napoleon

Charles-Étienne Gudin is believed to have been one of Napoleon’s favorite generals. He attended the same military school that Napoleon attended. He was a veteran…

PBY-5A Catalina visit to the Netherlands

Hans Wiesman
Catalina

Last week Thursday 22 August, a PBY-5A Catalina, a WWII-built Flying Boat/ Amphibian came over from The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge, UK. to visit…

10 Shermans Go Into Restoration. A Wheatcroft Collection Update

The Wheatcroft Collection has around 200 items, including more than 130 vehicles, of which 88 are tanks. The majority of the collection is of German,…

Poland’s President Allows Seizure of WWII Battlefield For New Museum

Ian Harvey

Andrzej Duda, president of Poland, has signed a controversial law that allows the government to expropriate the site of the first battle of World War…

Auschwitz Museum Confronts Online Store for Selling Cushions With Concentration Camp Images

Ian Harvey

The internet is a thing of wonder and has made it possible for people to do all sorts of things that would have been inconceivable…

92-year-old Nazi Guard to Stand Trial for War Crimes

Ian Harvey

In Hamburg, Germany, a court decided to go forward with a trial of a 92-year-old man. The trial is set to begin on October 17.…

The Netherlands Launch Effort to Find Photos of U.S. Soldiers

Press Releases

In the small Dutch town of Margraten, more than 8,000 U.S. soldiers are laid to rest in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial. The thousands…

Guest Vehicles at Tiger Day: Hetzer G13 & Churchill Mark III

The Tank Museum

TIGER DAY 12 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2019 A German Hetzer, a Japanese Ha-Go tank and a Churchill tank will be guest starring for the first…

Reviewed: Three Excellent Haynes Manuals

Mark Barnes

This must be both a sad, but positive year for Haynes, whose range of books go from strength to strength; the success muted by the…