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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 Uboat.net The words...

May 7, 2015

Gallant RAF Pilot Who Went Down in the Channel and Perished

www.charlesmccain.com   posted by author Charles McCain Lest We Forget Almost 100 trained fighter pilots from Czechoslovakia made their way to Great Britain after the Germans invaded their country and...

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  www.charlesmccain.com   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 www.charlesmccain.com 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   www.charlesmccain.com 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   www.charlesmccain.com   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     www.charlesmccain.com   Spanish Fascist dictator France exchanging a warm handshake with the Fuhrer circa 1942. 9 Diplomats Remit Entire Salaries To Their...

May 13, 2011

WWII History for May 13

May 13, 1940 – Winston Churchill told Britain’s Parliament that “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”

February 24, 2011

WWII: A Fascinating period of History

 The early days of World War II when England stood alone makes for very interesting reading and is a lot of fun for a historical fiction writer to explore.  That’s what Those Who Dare is–historical fiction, which means it’s all true except for the parts I made up.

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.

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