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REVIEW: Secret War- The Story of SOE-Britain’s wartime sabotage organization

Nigel’s book details the foundation and early years of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) created in 1940. This organization has always been shrouded in secrecy due to the nature of its wartime and peacetime objectives. Formed during WWII it was instrumental in inserting men deep into enemy territory in the European, South-East Asia, Middle …

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Hurricane RF-E P3700 (Credits: Polish Embassy UK)

Hurricane unearthed 75 years after it crashed during Battle of Britain

The remains of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron’s Hurricane were uncovered exactly 75 years after the airplane’s crash on 9th September 1940. Piloted by Sgt Kazimierz Wunsche, Hurricane RF-E 3700 was shot down during the Battle of Britain following air combat with the Luftwaffe over Beachy Head. Sgt Wunsche bailed out of his burning aircraft …

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REVIEW: Traditional Enemies: Britain’s War With Vichy France 1940-42

I had the pleasure of reviewing this book. It’s one of the most interesting I’ve read to date which sits and makes you think about what would have happened had things gone down differently. It gives the story of the French during Dunkirk and after Dunkirk about how France was split by Germany. one half …

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Operation Colossus by author Lawrence Patterson

Published by Greenhill Press, available from Casemate Publishers Lawrence Patterson’s book detailing Operation Colossus, the British airborne raid against the Italian aqueduct providing fresh water to the Apulia region of southern Italy, is far more than a combat history despite being an excellent example of the genre. Patterson details the policy, organizational and doctrinal decisions …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover up?

REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover-up? An interesting book about the planning on both sides of the war of the German Invasion of England. The German plan of operation was called Sea Lion. History tells us that many countries have tried to invade England but only one was successful. I won’t …

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How the German High Command Supported the Bolsheviks in World War I

In 1917, Germany was at war not only with Russia, but the United States, Great Britain, and France. Those enemies gave Germany’s army two fronts in Western and Eastern Europe. As the USA joined the Triple Entente in 1917, Germany had to win World War I sooner rather than later. Aside from its army, the …

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