Category: ARTICLES

Black Devils’ veterans, who served in World War II, die 12 hours apart in Helena, Montana

Joris Nieuwint

Two veterans, who survived in one of the deadliest commando units of World War Two, have died in their nineties with hours of each other.…

Captain Bobby Fachiri

Joris Nieuwint

Captain Bobby Fachiri, who has died aged 92, won an MC serving with T-Force, an elite Army formation, in the final weeks of the Second…

Falkland Islands Remembered

Joris Nieuwint

Today marks the 30th anniversary since the start of the Falklands War. Services to remember those who died will be held in the UK and…

Schnellboot S130 The last surviving predator of the seas!

Joris Nieuwint

War History Online was recently given access to Kevin Wheatcroft’s Schnellboot S130 restoration. The complete article can be accessed below by everybody and is a…

How to – Camera Boxes

Keith

As we are always adding and refining details within our dioramas – Dale Davidson guides us through a ‘how to’ on camera boxes.

The 1st Division specialised in amphibious operations

Keith

On February 6th 1945, CT16 relieved CT13 of the 8th division near the towns of Winden and Kleinhau on the banks of the Roer River

Denmarks left over WWII German Minefields

Joris Nieuwint

Denmark is affected by antipersonnel mines left from World War II. In 1944, the entire Skallingen Peninsula in Jutland on the Danish west coast was…

Time Traveller – Pfc Jamie “J-mac” Macpherson

Joris Nieuwint

I followed down the hill across a stream and onto a steep hill. We came under heavy sniper fire.

Stoneleigh Militaria Fair

Joris Nieuwint

Well it was the first show of the season and we were lucky that it was just a cold day and that the bad weather held off.

Inside the real Birdsong tunnels: Never-before-seen images of the mines dug by British ‘clay-kickers’ under German lines in WW1

Keith

Flanders fields today bears little sign of the four years of war that claimed so many thousands of lives and ravaged this small corner of the Western Front.

WWI letter found in Hastings reveals Kent man’s heroism

Keith

It was 1915 when the World War I vessel HMS Hythe sank in Turkey while on operations.

And a letter recently uncovered by a historian, who stumbled across it in a militaria shop in Hastings, Sussex, details the bravery of the ship’s captain. The document describes how Capt Reggie Salomons, from Kent, died while trying to save his men.

One-ton WWII-era bomb unearthed in France

Keith

Up to 1,000 people have been evacuated from the city of Marseille in France after a one-ton World War II German bomb was found buried nearby.