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Return of the Exiles

Andrew Thomas

SPITFIRES IN ACTIONThe crucial role played by the Free French...

Andrew Thomas

HERO OF THE MONTH

Lord Ashcroft

Lieutenant-Colonel The Rev Bernard William Vann VC, MC & Bar...

Lord Ashcroft

COULD BRITAIN HAVE FALLEN?

PART 1 ANTI-INVASION PLANNINGWith amazing foresight, Churchill...

THE MEN BEHIND THE WIRE

CollectionsA Yorkshire museum holds a surprising collection from...

IMAGE of WAR

Testament of Youth   Clipstone Camp, near Mansfield,...

Army’s new Apaches begin to arrive

The first two of 50 AH-64E Version 6 Apache attack helicopters...

The Waste that Helped Win the War

Austin J Ruddy

MILITARIA WARTIME SCRAP DRIVESFrom July 1940, the British people...

Austin J Ruddy

Gallipoli X-Lighter Wrecks

I enjoyed the recent article on the X-Lighter landing craft –...

The Turbine REVOLUTION

 SIR CHARLES ALGERNON PARSONSIn 1897, an unusual craft thundered...

Enigma machine raised from Baltic Sea

German divers scouring Gelting Bay for discarded fishing nets...

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Trawler raises mine off Scottish island

The Royal Navy has conducted a controlled explosion after a sea...

SUPACAT HMT 400 JACKAL

WEAPONS OF WARJust as at home on the grasslands of Salisbury...

Defence spending hike: Winners and losers

BAE'S TEMPEST CONCEPT WAS UNVEILED IN 2018, AND IS LIKELY TO...

Memories of Stalag 8B

 Edited Melody Foreman

Shot down by the Luftwaffe, RAF Sergeant Pilot Herbert ‘Dave’...

 Edited Melody Foreman

“Boys, Who’s for the GUNS?”

‘L’ BATTERY AT NÉRYA feat of heroics like no other turned...

UPRISING of the RIGHTEOUS  FISTS

BOXER REBELLIONThis year marks the 120th anniversary of the Boxer...

The Peacemaker GENERAL

REPUTATIONS Field Marshal Herbert PlumerThe ever-loyal Herbert...

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Falklands mine-free after 40 years

The Falkland Islands have been declared free of minefields after...

IMAGE of WAR

Berlin Calling  East of Cape Race, Newfoundland, March 16,...

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Lasting Legacy

I was interested to read Steve Richards' Damage Control (BAW,...

Brains not Brawn

 InnovatorsMathematicians boosted Britain’s battle for technical...

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Jaywick Raid flag and medals sold

Items from one of the most daring raids in history have fetched...

JUST GIVING

Melody Foreman reports

WAR CHARITIESThe work of charities set up to aid military veterans...

Melody Foreman reports

ITEMS OF THE MONTH

AT EASEFrom spirits distilled on military soil to computer games...

The Black Book

Sybil Oldfield

AT EASE - BOOK OF THE MONTHThe Britons on the Nazi Hitlist ...

Sybil Oldfield

Field Post

YOUR VOICE'Britain at War' Magazine, PO Box 100, Stamford, Lincolnshire,...

From the Editor

WELCOME WOMEN WERE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE AUXILIARY...

New exhibition at the Churchill War Rooms

ERNEST BOYE UDEN'S 1941 DEPICTION OF CANNON STREET AND ST PAUL'S...

Trenchard statue marks Cranwell centenary

A statue of Viscount Trenchard, the ‘father’ of the RAF and...

Britain at War January 2021

Welcome to Britain at War January 2021