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News: Artillery along the Somme - Effectiveness?

Published 24 November 2016, 12:51

One of the largest and bloodiest battles fought by the British Army, the Battle of the Somme eventually resulted in a hard-pressed victory of sorts. But, disasters were had, especially that first day. The key to the breakthrough General Sir Douglas Haig so desperately sought was the relentless bombardment of German lines, in the hope of clearing the front and facilitating success. This was not to be, and the battle developed into one of attrition, defined by a series of smaller battles over the following months. How effective was British artillery during the preliminary phase of the battle, and what led to the catastrophic losses of that dreadful first day?


News: Tiger Tank Variants to be United at The Tank Museum

Published 22 November 2016, 12:19

An new upcoming exhibition at The Tank Museum will showcase a rare gathering of 'Tiger' and 'King Tiger' variants.


News: Last Heroes Of The Somme

Published 11 November 2016, 14:40

See if you can spot regular Britain at War contributor Paul Reed this weekend, as he features in this new documentary on the Battle of the Somme! Great work Paul!


News: The D-Day Darlings Remember With The Royal British Legion

Published 10 November 2016, 16:31

In the build-up to Remembrance Sunday on 13th November, wartime trio The D-Day Darlings have been busy helping The Royal British Legion as they urge the nation to rethink Remembrance.


News: From the Archive: Vickers 'K' Training

Published 4 November 2016, 15:51

Fleet Air Arm gunners shoot down their well-known rivals in this striking photograph from 1940.


News: From the Archive: Bomb-bridge!

Published 28 October 2016, 17:04

An innovative (perhaps dangerous!) means of crossing flooded ground is the subject of this 'From the Archive' post.


News: From the Archive: Heathrow

Published 25 October 2016, 12:45

As the future of Heathrow is decided, Britain at War briefly looks back at the military origins of the iconic London airport and hub.