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Loch Ness Wellington loss commemorated

A RAF Lossiemouth-based Typhoon swept low over Loch Ness on October...

GEORGE’S WAR

Words Melody Foreman

EYEWITNESSA coal mining lad’s harrowing memories of the 1914-1918...

Words Melody Foreman

PEACE on EARTH?

WARTIME CHRISTMASChristmas during World War Two brought the ultimate...

Tank Museum’s oldest runner turns 100

THE MUSEUM'S VETERAN ROLLS-ROYCE ARMOURED CAR HAS TRANSPORTED...

The Fallen Hero

JOHNNY BRUNTVC: PART IIIn the second of a two-part feature, Johnny...

THE RUNNING DOGS OF WAR

MALAYAN EMERGENCYOn the 60th anniversary of the Malayan Emergency,...

FLAK, WIND AND FIRE

THE NIGHT OF THE BIG WINDSMarch 24, 1944 showed Bomber Command...

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In Which They Served

Richard Cullen

AT EASEThe stories of five men and women of the Great War as...

Richard Cullen

Jet Man

Fiona Keating details his story 

AVIATION GENIUSWhen Frank Whittle invented the turbojet engine...

Fiona Keating details his story 

GOING FOR BROKE

OPERATION LADBROKEImmediately ahead of the Sicily landings, Britain’s...

PERSONALITY CLASH

REPUTATIONSWas Sir Kenneth Anderson a misanthrope or simply misunderstood?...

RML 17.72in 100-Ton Gun

John Ash profiles the Victorian supergun that was decades ahead of its time

WEAPONS OF WARThis Armstrong behemoth was unusual not just for...

John Ash profiles the Victorian supergun that was decades ahead of its time

Britain at War December 2020

Welcome to Britain at War December 2020

Forever Changed

Michael E Haskew reports

CollectionsA Canadian War Museum exhibition examines the nation’s...

Michael E Haskew reports

KILLER PEASOUPER

An impromptu visit to a churchyard unlocked the dramatic story...

Effort to salvage D-Day lightship seeks support

THE LIGHTSHIP CAN BE FOUND ON THE RIVER NEATH WHERE SHE IS SAID...

HERO of the MONTH

Lord Ashcroft

Assistant Section Officer Noor Inayat Khan GC TWO OF...

Lord Ashcroft

Eyes to the Skies

Austin J Ruddy

AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION MILITARIAPlanespotting became hugely popular...

Austin J Ruddy

The Glamour Boys

Ella Braidwood

The story of the gay British MPs who risked everything by opposing Hitler...

Ella Braidwood

Militaria - Danger: Unexploded Bomb!

Austin J Ruddy

Tasked with one of the most daring and dangerous jobs of the war...

Austin J Ruddy

WEAPONS OF WAR: X-Lighter Motor Landing Craft

Popularly known as Black Beetles, X-Lighters revolutionised how British and Dominion troops
were carried onto hostile shores...

Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior

Exhibitions marks the centenary of the Unknown Warrior’s final resting place...

BURSTING THE BUBBLE

Admiral Sir William Milbourne James is more famous for being the boy in the Pears’ soap ad than saving 200,000 Allied lives...

SABOTAGE, SPYING AND SUBVERSION

Virginia Hall is one of the most decorated Allied spies you’ve probably never heard of...

An Unlikely Candidate

Spotlight on the life and heroic sacrifice of Noor Inayat Khan...

HIDDEN HISTORIES: Chris Bryant Q&A

The author of The Glamour Boys talks to Britain at War...

A Rare Individual

Steve Snelling

Although still a schoolboy in 1939, Johnny Brunt...

Steve Snelling

LIONS LED BY DONKEYS

Jack Braham Levy

British generals of the Great War have been lambasted...

Jack Braham Levy

THE REACHER GUY

Heather Martin

Better known as Lee Child – the author of the Jack Reacher novels...

Heather Martin

A COUNTRY DIVIDED

Marking the 70th anniversary of China’s intervention in the Korean War...