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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.

Army Ranger who led D-Day attack on German gun positions

Keith

George Kerchner, a junior officer who led his Army Ranger company up the Pointe du Hoc cliffs during the Normandy invasion and who managed to silence German big guns that threatened the success of the D-Day landings, died Feb. 17 at his home in Midlothian, Va. He was 93.

Wakefield firm restores WWWII Sherman tank

Keith

  A tank which fought in one of the biggest battles of the Second World War has been restored in Wakefield. City engineering firm TEi…