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July 9, 2015

SIGNAL: The Life Magazine of Nazi Germany

posted by author and historian Charles McCain http://charlesmccain.com/2015/07/signal-the-life-magazine-of-nazi-germany-2/ 1 August 1943, a helpful German soldier showing a copy of Signal in Greek to an orthodox resident of the ancient monastic state...

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 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  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...

March 19, 2015

Badly Wounded Often Exchanged in World War Two

Churchill tank of 7th Royal Tank Regiment, 31st Tank Brigade, supporting infantry of 8th Royal Scots during Operation ‘Epsom’, 28 June 1944. (photo courtesy Imperial War Museum) Excerpts from account...

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.”

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