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HMS Prince of Wales Survivor at Christening of Successor

HMS Prince of Wales (1940 MEDIA LTD) ONE OF the few remaining...

FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY

February 1918: General Allenby builds on the success of his victory...

THE MERCHANT GUNNERS

A DEMS gunner at ‘Action Stations WAR AT SEA THE SECOND...

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ACROSS RECENT years the subject of conflict archaeology has become...

FIELD POST

Falkland Island Invasion A Different Perspective LETTER...

The Third Reich in 100 Objects

Roger Moorhouse

The Britain at War team scout out the latest items of interest...

Roger Moorhouse

THE ROAD TO SPANISH FARM

Hailed as a classic of war literature, The Spanish Farm trilogy...

Gibraltar, a Rock, a bastion, a fortress

ADVERTORIAL Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory...

Collecting Military Documents

This month, Mark Khan takes a look at the huge and fascinating...

BATTLE OF BRITAIN

DOWNED MESSERSCHMITT 109 Unlucky Hits In Engine On 27 October...

A Plethora of Great War Tanks!

DESPITE HAVING first seen action the previous year at the battle...

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FEBRUARY 1918 WORLD MAP

PERSIA: 11 February: ‘Dunsterforce’ arrives at Hamadan and...

FLASHING THE D-DAY WEATHER

Situated on the most westerly point of County Mayo, in neutral...

Desert Kittyhawk Emerges At El Alamein Museum

BRIEFING ROOM Flt Sgt Denis C H Copping, 260 Sqn JOHN PRYOR-BENNET)...

F RTRESSES Against The U-BOAT

In 1943, RAF Coastal Command’s air assets began to have significant...

GREAT WAR GALLANTRY

Throughout the First World War, the many announcements of British...

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Search Reveals First Sub Lost in Great War

“AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST naval mystery has been solved”, Australian...

REACH FOR the SKY

The name Douglas Bader exemplifies courage in the face of adversity....

GREAT WAR AVIATOR’S CERTIFICATE

Initially concerned more with ballooning, as opposed to heavier-than-air...

German Bomber Wreckage Uncovered

Airframe structure of the He 111 emerge on the foreshore at Blakeney,...

A ROUGH DAY

Mark Khan

In June 1944, a force of American B-24 bombers took off to bomb...

Mark Khan

Ambush At Champion Lines

Former Intelligence Officer, Nick Van Der Bijl, tells of a deadly...

German Frogman’s Watch Seized At Nijmegen

Record Price Anticipated at Auction The rare Panerai...

IMAGE of WAR

Roubaix, nr. Lille, Northern France, 3 April 1940 ‘SITZKRIEG’...

Acting Captain George Henry Tatham Paton

LORD”AESRHOC ORFO FT’S THE MONTH” LEADERSHIP AGGRESSION...

Hugh Montague Trenchard

Historian Peter Hart

Hugh Trenchard, the father of the RAF and the fledgling service’s...

Historian Peter Hart

The Sinking of Ark Royal

Despite the fact the Germans claimed to have sunk her on numerous occasions, even producing illustrations of her sinking after an air attack in the North Sea, the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal stayed very much afloat, playing a vital part in the Royal Navy’s war until late 1941. However, on 13 November that year, writes Alexander Nicoll, fate – and the Germans – finally caught up with her.

Death of Vivacious ‘Spitfire Girl’

Joy Lofthouse as an ATA pilot. (VIA MELODY FOREMAN) THE DEATH...

The ‘People’s Spitfire Pilot’ Dies

Franciszek ‘Tony’ Kornicki (right) with other 315 Sqn pilots....