British Army

British Special Forces in WWII

The LRP/LRDG was created by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, a British Army Officer who spent the better part of a decade exploring the Libyan Desert before the outbreak of

hostilities in World War II. Based on his experiences as a peacetime explorer, Bagnold

envisioned the need for the British Army to deploy a motorized reconnaissance force, to

patrol the Libyan Desert in any future conflict that took place in the Middle East. In

many respects, Bagnold’s plan revitalized a concept that was effectively used in World

War I, when the British Light Car Patrols protected the Egyptian frontier from the

Turkish and German backed Senussi in the Western Desert.

A serial of Douglas C-47 Skytrains of the 315th Troop Carrier Group, dropping 41 sticks of the 1st Polish Airborne Brigade into DZ "O" near Grave, southwest of Nijmegen in Holland, on September 23, 1944, D+6 of Operation Market Garden.

Operation Market Garden brought in Stunning Colorized Images

Operation Market Garden brought in stunning colorized images. Operation Market Garden, which began on September 17 and ended on September 25, was an unsuccessful Allied military operation sustaining between 15,000-17,000 casualties. The battles were mainly fought in the Netherlands in corridor Eindhoven – Nijmegen – Arnhem in World War 2. It was the largest airborne …

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British Soldier Artists Rifles

WATCH: How a British Soldier got dressed during World War 1

Nick Loven from Crow’s Eye Production created a second informative video on how uniformed personnel dressed during World War 1, this time on how a British soldier from the Artists Rifles during World War 1 would’ve dressed himself. Should you be interested, his first video shows a female Nurse from the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) would …

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Statue - Memorial of Karl Heinz Rosch

The Hero of Goirle: The Untold Story of Karl-Heinz Rosch

At the corner of the streets of Dorpstraat and Beatrixstraat in the small town of Riel in the Netherlands, an unlikely statue has an unlikely home. The statue of a Wehrmacht soldier carrying a child tucked under each arm can be seen in the garden of a Dutch citizen who lived through the German occupation during …

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Soldado Milhoes 2018

TRAILER: Soldado Milhões (2018) – True Story of Anibal Milhais

Soldado Milhões (Soldiers Million) tells the incredible story of Portugal’s most decorated soldier of World War I, Anibal Milhais. He is also still the only Portuguese soldier who has been awarded the highest national honour, the Military Order of the Tower and of the Sword, of Valour, Loyalty and Merit. The movie is based on the biography of …

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British Landings on Walcheren

Operation Infatuate: Walcheren Landings in 1944

Operation Infatuate Operation Infatuate was the codename given to an Anglo-Canadian operation during the Second World War to open the port of Antwerp to shipping and relieve logistical constraints. The operation was part of the wider Battle of the Scheldt and involved two assault landings from the sea by the 4th Special Service Brigade and …

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Marine Sniper with a Springfield 1903A1 and Unertl 8-power scope. Note the length and size of the objective lens.

Allied Snipers in 15 Extraordinary Photographs during WWII

Photographical journey through the Allied snipers of World War II. Most photographs depict British and, or Canadian Snipers using the British Lee Enfield. Allied Snipers of World War II A sniper demonstrating his camouflage (note: German Waffen-SS Camo Pattern: named unofficially “Early Plane Tree”) at a sniper school in a French village, 27 July 1944. The …

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Members of 12th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, enjoy a cup of tea after fighting their way back to their own lines near Ranville after three days behind enemy lines, 10 June 1944.

British Army during the Invasion of Normandy

The invasion of Normandy, codename “Operation Overlord”, in 1944 through the eyes of the British Army. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, …

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