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British Army

The West Tests Its Defences (Op. Broadside – 1950 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the tanks of 7th Armoured Division are locked in battle with the forces of ‘Northland’, during … Read More

Operation Fork: The Occupation of Iceland

A largely forgotten chapter of the Second World War was the occupation of neutral Iceland by British forces in 1940. Alex Bowers looks … Read More

The Army’s Voice No.1 (1953 Footage)

The legendary voice of Regimental Sergeant Major Ronald Brittain MBE is the subject of this newsreel from British Pathé. Said to have … Read More

Maintaining Tradition: The Evacuation of Crete

As Axis forces fell from the Cretan skies and emerged from the Aegean, a battered and weary Anglo-Commonwealth force could only hold … Read More

Halifax Bombers in the Making (1942 Footage)

Halifax bombers are the subject of this week’s newsreel footage from British Pathé, which shows the aircraft being built at … Read More

Last ‘Tanky’ Killed in the Great War Identified

The last member of the Tank Corps to be killed in the First World War has been identified, reveals The Tank Museum, and he died just … Read More

British Paratrooper Training (1941 Footage)

In this newsreel presentation from British Pathé, prospective British paratroopers go through their initial fitness and parachute … Read More

Boys Anti-tank Rifle (1940 Footage)/Stop That Tank! (1942 Film)

An interesting weapon is the star of this newsreel from British Pathé, which shows British troops training with their anti-tank rifles … Read More

Churchills Unlimited (1942 Footage)

Churchill tanks are the subject of this fascinating newsreel from British Pathé, as dozens of the ‘go anywhere’ infantry … Read More

Chipmunks Over Olympus

The diminutive de Havilland Chipmunk is well known as a primary trainer but was also briefly used on anti-terrorist operations during … Read More


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