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January 2013 - Issue 69

Features

INTO THE DANGER ZONE
In the First World War women stepped forward to play their part in the great national effort. Many of these women were employed in the munitions industry where the risks of illness and injury were ever-present and for one woman her work in a munitions plant in 1917 had tragic consequences. This is the story of Mabel Lethbridge OBE.

BACK IN HARNESS
Two helicopters fl y into the heart of the Borneo jungle to transport a unit of the SAS during the Indonesian Confrontation.

DEATH OVER THE FRONT
Buried in Langemark German Cemetery are two Aces. Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland unravel the stories behind their final flights.

A FIRST WORLD WAR LEGACY
Mark Khan investigates a set of training trenches that were dug by Australian soldiers in 1916.

THE FINAL CHARGE
Stuart Hadaway describes the last charge ever undertaken by British cavalry without infantry support.

THE GREY WAR
We reveal how the RAF Museum’s Junkers Ju 88 came to arrive in the UK in May 1943.

D-DAY CAUGHT ON CAMERA
When the troops landed in Normandy in June 1944, they were accompanied by a host of cameramen from nations such as Britain, the USA and Canada. Those photographers risked their lives alongside the troops to provide the public with immediate images of the people and places of D-Day and an enduring, graphic record.

STORMING THE BASTION
North Africa Gallantry: the story of Lieutenant Colonel Derek “Bunny” Seagrim VC.

SITUATION UNRESOLVED
Chris Goss details the fate of one German bomber and the fact that two of its crew are still missing.

VALUABLE FIRST WORLD WAR RECORDS SAVED
We report on a recent announcement by the Western Front Association.

MUSTANGS OVER BERLIN
During a flight over Berlin in April 1945, RAF Mustangs encountered their Soviet Allies for the first time.

Regulars

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

FIELDPOST
Your letters.

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WINGS
The General Aircraft Ltd. GAL.48B “Twin Hotspur”.

IMAGE OF WAR
24 April 1940: Arctic Skua.

NEW! KEY MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY
1: British tanks ashore during the Normandy Landings.

DATES THAT SHAPED THE WAR
We chart some of the key moments and events that affected the United Kingdom in January 1943.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
A look at new books and products.

WHAT I WOULD SAVE IN A FIRE
German and British medal group to Captain Herbert Sulzbach OBE, at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Surrey


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