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Hero of the Month: Captain Gerald Robert O'Sullivan VC

Lord Ashcroft

I feel very privileged to be custodian of Captain Gerald O’Sullivan’s gallantry and service medals,...

Lord Ashcroft

HANSLOPE PARK: A Game of Cat & Morse

Ten miles north of Bletchley Park, another Home Counties estate played a vital role in the secret war...

IMAGE OF WAR: Supersonic Swan Song

Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, September 27, 1964...

The Long Road to Baghdad

Steve Snelling

In an operation so hazardous few expected to return alive...

Steve Snelling

SPY NO MORE

Michael E Haskew

A half-century ago, MI5’s Operation Foot resulted in the mass expulsion of KGB-linked Soviets back to their homeland...

Michael E Haskew

Reputations: Lieutenant-General Frederick Arthur Montague Browning

Michael E Haskew

Michael E Haskew looks at the life and times of the airborne commander...

Michael E Haskew

Weapons of War: Colossus Codebreaking Computer

Britain’s wartime decryption efforts contributed enormously to the defeat of Axis tyranny...

HOME FRONT: Birmingham’s Blitz

Steve Richards presents excerpts from his book...

Britain at War June 2020

Welcome to Britain at War June 2020...

HERO OF THE MONTH: Brevet Major John Knox VC

Lord Ashcroft

The medal group awarded to Brevet Major John Knox is quite exceptional...

Lord Ashcroft

HOME FRONT: The Triangle Girls

Historians at the University of Portsmouth are helping...

Codebreaker is World’s Oldest Man

Guinness World Records has officially verified 112-year-old codebreaker...

Britain’s Last Wartime Destroyer Captain Dies

Britain at War is sad to report the death of Lieutenant-Commander John Manners DSC...

From The Ashes

Melody Foreman

Melody Foreman reviews From The Ashes...

Melody Foreman

’Resistance’ Cache Uncovered in the Netherlands

A collection of wartime weapons has been found during construction work in the Netherlands...

COASTAL COMMAND: Last Airman VC

John Cruickshank, the last surviving airman to receive the supreme award for gallantry...

Coronavirus Grips the World

In the biggest world crisis for many decades, the coronavirus pandemic...

COMMONWEALTH PEACEKEEPERS: Unwilling spectators

Dr David Sutton

The scene of barbaric cruelty and mass murder, Rwanda was once ripped asunder by turmoil....

Dr David Sutton

RECON REPORT: Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day

John Ash

John Ash reviews Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day...

John Ash

Britain at War May 2020

Welcome to Britain at War May 2020

UXO Success for HMS Grimsby

The Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Grimsby...

MILITARIA: Anti-Aircraft Command Items

Austin J Ruddy

Although often forgotten today, the Anti-Aircraft Command performed a vital role...

Austin J Ruddy

VE DAY 75th - Celebrations

Victory over Hitler’s forces sparked a wave of celebrations...

WEAPONS OF WAR: Lewis Light Machine Gun

Rob Langham

Nicknamed ‘the Belgian Rattlesnake’ this American-designed machine gun...

Rob Langham

Battle of Elands River

Gerry van Tonder

When Boer generals surrounded 500 Dominion troops at a British staging post...

Gerry van Tonder

COLLECTIONS: Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Shortly before the coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK, the Kent Kent Battle of Britain Museum...

IMAGE OF WAR: Salvaged Legacy

A solemn Robert Ellis holds onto the nameplate of the HMS Rodney...

VE DAY 75th - Winning words

As local authorities prepare to broadcast elements of Winston Churchill’s stirring VE Day radio
speech across Britain...

Fund-raising Veteran Awarded MBE

Our congratulations to ‘Harry’ Billinge, a former Royal Engineer...

RECON REPORT: Backing Bletchley

John Ash

John Ash reviews Backing Bletchley...

John Ash