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Battle of the Atlantic

Destroyers for Bases (1940 Footage)

This footage from British Pathé shows the moment the first American destroyers arrived in Britain as part of the Destroyers for Bases … Read More

“We Shadowed the Bismarck” – In Flg Off. Dennis Briggs’ Words

During the Second World War, RAF personnel regularly described their activities on the radio for listeners of the BBC. These broadcasts … Read More

‘The Chase Didn’t Last Long’ – In Plt Off. Ron Down’s Words

During the Second World War, RAF personnel regularly described their activities on the radio for listeners of the BBC. These broadcasts … Read More

After the Bismarck (1941 Footage)

Incredible footage from a 1941 dated British Pathé newsreel covering the chase to sink the Bismarck.

Short Sunderland at 80

80 years ago today, as the prototype Short Sunderland Mk.I flying boat (K4774) left the waters of the River Medway in the hands of … Read More

“I Captured a U-Boat” – From the Air!

On its first war patrol, the German Type VIIC U-boat U-570 had been on its way to join the U-boat packs operating in the area of the … Read More

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