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Review: Deserters of the First World War: The Home Front, Yorkshire, UK

Author: Andrea Hetherington Publisher: Pen & Sword Military, 2021 Review by Peter L. Belmonte Publisher’s summary: The story of First World War deserters who were shot at dawn, then pardoned nearly a century later has often been told, but these 306 soldiers represent a tiny proportion of deserters. More than 80,000 cases of desertion and …

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Child evacuees from Bristol arriving at Brent in Devon in 1940. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

Operation Pied Piper: Evacuation of English Children During World War II

One of the most, if not the most, emotionally wrenching decisions made by the British government during World War II was its decision to relocate its children out of urban centers to locations where the risk of bombing attacks was low or non-existent. Called Operation Pied Piper, millions of people, most of them children, were …

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Douglas A-26 Invader from the 492nd Bomb Group/801st Composite Group.

USAAF images of B-24, A-26 & A-20 in England during WWII

Argunners Magazine is fortunate enough to feature its readers with some beautiful images from the United States Army Air Force, taken in England during WWII. Most of the photographs depict the 458th Bombardment Group which were stationed at RAF Horsham St. Faith (USAAF designated it as Station 123), Norfolk in England during World War II. The 458th …

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