DAMBUSTERS SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
To mark the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the attack on the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams by 617 Squadron, the Dambusters, we examine some of the locations in the UK that are connected with the events of May 1943 and the squadron involved – sites that can be visited today.
THE HUNT FOR TIRPITZ
Chris Goss reveals the story of Alfred Fane and his involvement in the hunt for the German battleship Tirpitz.
THE LOSS OF SUBMARINE E13
Despite the fact that the HMS E13 had run aground on the coast of neutral Denmark, she still came under attack.
THE MINE NOW ARRIVING AT PLATFORM 1 …
During the night of 16/17 April 1941, a parachute mine landed near Charing Cross Station and failed to explode. Chris Ransted reveals how it was dealt with.
THE BATTLE OF ANNIHILATION
We examine the fighting at Sidi Rezegh in November 1941 during one of the most punishing tank battles of the Second
FULL MILITARY HONOURS
A remarkable series of images reveals how the crew of a 226 Squadron Boston II were buried on the island of Wangerooge with full military honours.
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST GUN HEADS TO HOLLAND
During the Second World War, large railway guns formed part of Britain’s defences to counter the threat of a German invasion. One of the last surviving barrels from one of these guns, an 18-inch Breech Loading (BL) Railway Howitzer, the biggest gun in Britain, has been sent to the Continent.
OVER THE TOP TOGETHER
On the morning of the fi rst day of the Battle of the Somme, the Pals Battalions of the 94th Brigade climbed out of their
trenches and headed out into No Man’s Land.
LORD ASHCROFT’S “HERO OF THE MONTH”
In the third instalment in a series examining his “Hero of the Month”, Lord Ashcroft details the actions of Second
Lieutenant William Rhodes-Moorhouse.
FAR EAST PoW ESCAPE
How an audacious escape from Japanese captivity inspired by British guerrilla fi ghters ended in execution in front of a
ONE OF GUERNSEY’S WARTIME TUNNELS
Steve Powell describes one of the largest of the wartime tunnels on Guernsey and the objects that were hidden away inside.
News, Restorations, Discoveries and Events from around the UK.
KEY MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY 5:
Deadlock – The Onset of Trench Warfare, 1914.
The latest edition of Tank Times from Bovington.
IMAGE OF WAR
4 December 1943: A Clipped Propeller
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WINGS
The Gloster G.39.
DATES THAT SHAPED THE WAR
We chart some of the key moments and events that affected the United Kingdom in May 1943.
A look at new books and products.
WHAT I WOULD SAVE IN A FIRE
An unofficial war history of 228 Squadron at the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.
- Key Publishing Launches Classic Land Rover 19 Apr 2013
- EARLY SPECIAL FORCES-STYLE OPERATION AND VICTORIA CROSS ACTION RECALLED 1 Apr 2013
- DAMBUSTERS ANNIVERSARY TAIL ART REVEALED 1 Apr 2013
- RAILWAY GUN HEADS TO HOLLAND 1 Apr 2013
- THE GUN WHICH FIRED THE FIRST SHOT OF THE WAR AT SEA IN 1914 TO GO ON DISPLAY 1 Apr 2013
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