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Second World War

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

‘Circumstances of Exceptional Danger’ – The First GC?

The merits of the outstanding bravery that led to Leonard Harrison’s George Cross cannot be questioned. Furthermore, argues Lord … Read More

Churchill’s Unlimited (1942 Footage)

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

Spitfire Squadrons Down Under

More than 75 years ago Spitfire squadrons helped defend Australia from Japanese air attack, as Andrew Thomas describes. On 19 February … Read More

FIDO Landings (1945 Footage)

Fog and smog could both be major hazards for Allied aircraft as they operated from British bases, and many were lost as they returned … Read More

British Government Pledges Warship Wreck Looting Probe

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson has demanded an immediate investigation into fresh allegations of illegal salvage from Royal Navy … Read More

Win a Unique Chance to Control an Avro Lancaster!

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre has just released the opportunity for a member of the public to win the chance to control … Read More

‘Five Kills in Two Days’: In Flt Lt ‘Paddy’ Finucane’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

Convoy to Russia (1942 Footage)

This footage from British Pathé shows one of the 78 convoys to sail to and from the Soviet ports between August 1941 and May 1945. … Read More

Battle of Britain Week: Frank Howell’s Battle

Making the leap in learning from the Gladiator to Spitfires in a matter of days, Frank Howell became a flight leader in the thick of … Read More


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