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Second World War

‘Six in One Trip’, U-boat Hunters (1944 Footage)

This archive footage from British Pathé shows 2nd Escort Group entering Liverpool after period at sea. Led by Captain Frederic ‘Johnnie’ … Read More

Feature Extract: Weapons of War: Leander-class Cruiser

The first class of British light cruisers built under the terms of the 1930 London Conference, the Leander-class had a reputation for … Read More

Ship Chartered in Official Normandy 75 Plans

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has announced plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings later this year. Speaking … Read More

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

Flight Lieutenant William Hughes DFC – One of ‘The Few’

We are sad to report the death of Battle of Britain air gunner and wireless operator Flt Lt William Robert Kent Hughes DFC on 3 December, … Read More

Feature: Waging War Against the Odds

Winston Churchill is viewed by most as the strongman who stood up to Hitler. Yet, as Allen Packwood, BA, MPhil (Cantab), FRHistS – … Read More

Hawker Typhoon Returns to Hendon Museum

Hawker Typhoon IB MN235 has returned to the RAF Museum at Hendon, after being away on loan for over four years. The important airframe … Read More

HMS Belfast – A National Treasure

After decades of distinguished service, HMS Belfast was heading to the scrapman before a charitable trust sailed to her rescue and … Read More

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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

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