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July 17, 2015

iconic RAF Spitfire: best propeller fighter plane ever produced.

Historian & author Charles McCain Writes Iconic RAF Spitfire Best Prop Fighter of WW 2 A Royal Visit to the HQ of RAF Fighter Command at Royal Air Force station Bentley...

May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of The words...

May 11, 2015

The Royal Air Force Pigeon Service

  Who Could Make This Up? Yes, the Royal Air Force deployed homing pigeons or carrier pigeons on bombers and other planes in the event planes had to ditch in...

April 15, 2015

World War 2 Ordinary marbles which led to World War Two’s Dambusters to go on sale for £600

posted by author and historian Charles McCain   A World War Two RAF Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft, complete with Guy Gibson’s serial number of AJG from 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron,...

April 15, 2015

The Widow Maker of World War Two: the German 88

posted by author and historian Charles McCain The famous German 88, the best and most versatile artillery piece of World War Two. While originally developed in World War One...

March 31, 2015

British Imperturbability: Grenadiers Guards Under Fire At Dunkirk

posted by author Charles McCain The Grenadier Guards rehearse for Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on June 12. Captain Alex Rawlins inspecting the men of *Nijmegen...

March 25, 2015

USCG Patrolling Coast on Horseback World War Two

posted by author Charles McCain   US Coast Guard had among its duties in World War Two patrolling all beaches in the US. Dogs and their beach patrol...

March 25, 2015

Spanish Diplomats Use Diplomatic Pouch To Make Money

  posted by author Charles McCain   Spanish Fascist dictator France exchanging a warm handshake with the Fuhrer circa 1942. 9 Diplomats Remit Entire Salaries To Their...

January 5, 2011

Our CBS Radio News Man in Berlin Endures an Air Raid

One of the best sources of information about daily life in the Third Reich is “Assignment to Berlin” by Harry Flannery, CBS Radio Correspondent sent to Berlin.

November 24, 2010

We Are Trying To Sink Your Ship: (However, If You Shoot Us Down, Kindly Rescue Us From Drowning)

One of the anomalies of World War Two at sea was how often ships picked up the surviving crewmen of enemy planes which had just tried to sink them but...

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