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Latest Issue: April 2014 - Issue 84

FEATURES

CHAOS ON THE GROUND
During the afternoon of Wednesday, 14 August 1940, at the height of the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe struck at the RAF airfield at Middle Wallop.

WAR LORD
The 27th Earl of Crawford had been an MP and Chief Whip of the Conservative Party. When war broke out in 1914 a commission could have been his. Instead he joined up as a private.

ATTACK ON THIEPVAL
On 26 September 1916, as the Battle of the Somme wore on, the men of the 8th (Service) Battalion Suffolk Regiment formed part of a major attack on Thiepval.

THE HEROES OF HILL 170
Out-gunned and out-numbered by odds of more than fifteen to one, a small force of Commandos fought one of the most heroic defensive battles of the Burma campaign under the inspiring leadership of a 22-year-old officer.

STIRLING PURSUIT
Andy Saunders tells the story of one of night fighter Ace Leutnant Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer’s 121 aerial victories.

OPERATION RENDER SAFE
More than 200 personnel from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and the Solomon Islands recently completed an explosive ordnance disposal operation in the Solomon Islands.

LORD ASHCROFT’S “HERO OF THE MONTH”
In the latest instalment in a series examining his “Hero of the Month”, Lord Ashcroft details the actions of Fusilier Derek Kinne GC whilst a PoW during the Korean War.

MARCH TO FREEDOM
In 1945 the Germans were determined to keep those held in PoW camps from being liberated. This meant moving the prisoners away from the advancing Allied armies.

RATING PILOT
Having begun his career as a boy seaman, Frederick Charles Rice, one of the Fleet Air Arm’s Rating Pilots, went on to become the first naval pilot of the war to sink a German U-boat.

THE NATAL DISASTER
The Warrior-class armoured cruiser HMS Natal was sunk by an explosion in December 1915 whilst at anchor in the Cromarty Firth.

REGULARS

BRIEFING ROOM
News, Restorations, Discoveries and Events from around the UK.

FIELDPOST
Your letters.

IMAGE OF WAR
May 1945: “No Escape” – an attack on Japanese shipping near the Nicobar Islands.

RAF ON THE AIR
Flight Lieutenant Reginald Burrage describes the rescue of the crew of an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley from the waters of the Atlantic.

DATES THAT SHAPED THE WAR
We chart some of the key moments and events that affected the United Kingdom in April 1944.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
A look at new books and products.

WHAT I WOULD SAVE IN A FIRE
Colin Glover, a volunteer at the National Trust’s Clouds Hill in Dorset, reveals why he would save a pair of candlesticks presented to T.E. Lawrence.

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