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Second World War

Battle of Ortona (1944 Footage)

This 1944-dated footage filmed by British Pathé cameramen shows Canadian troops and Sherman tanks during the bitter struggle for Ortona … Read More

Rats In A Trap – The POWs On Board Graf Spee

British prisoners taken from merchant ships sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee were excited when British warships … 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

Battle of Britain Pilot, Tom Neil, Passes Away

It is with great sadness that Britain at War magazine must announce the death of Wing Commander Tom ‘Ginger’ Neil DFC & … Read More

Pinpointing the V-2s – In Sqn Ldr. Ernest Esau’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

Malta Convoy Battle (1942 Footage)

This dramatic British Pathé newsreel footage, taken in 1942, shows the passage of a convoy – Operation ‘Pedestal’ … Read More

Rescued from the Atlantic – In Flt-Lt. Burrage’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

Home Guard Shoot Down A Bomber (1940 Footage)

This archive footage from British Pathé shows the crashed wreck of a German Dornier Do 17, apparently shot down by concentrated rifle … Read More

Rare Armour Steals Tankfest Spotlight

It was rare tanks galore at the The Tank Museum as a number of unique vehicles arrived at Bovington for late June. Tankfest favourites … Read More

Royal Navy Helps Find Mines and ‘Russia’s Dunkirk’ Wrecks.

A team Royal Navy divers and mine warfare experts have deployed to the Baltic, alongside experts from 15 other nations, to tackle the … Read More

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