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TRAILER of Red Joan (2019) Released – KGB’s longest serving British Spy

Red Joan is a British drama film based on true events that will be released on April 19, 2019 in UK Cinemas. The movie is inspired by the life of Melita Norwood, the Soviet KGB’s longest-serving British spy. The year is 2000 and Joan Stanley is living in contented retirement in suburbia at the turn of the …

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Four Essential Book Recommendations for Spitfire Enthusiasts

Once you’ve been bitten by the Spitfire bug, it’s impossible to let go. The classic warplane is irresistible on every level, with inspirational stories abounding of its heroic deeds in the name of king and country. Nowadays, it’s rare to find one – there are only 238 surviving Spitfires in the world, of which a …

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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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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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Gordon Frederick Cummins

British soldier Gordon Cummins used German air raids to become a serial killer

The bravery and resilience of most who survived the Luftwaffe attacks during Germany’s World War II Blitz over London is beyond reproach. But let’s face it, some people are a–holes. Gordon Cummins is one of those (Ref.1). For the duration of the Blitz, the city’s populace was forced to shelter in darkness. Blackout curtains were placed …

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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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