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Ship Decoration
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Seaforth author works on Hermione reconstruction

Twenty years ago, a small group dreamed of reconstructing an exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship called the Hermione. Today, the majestic vessel is the largest and most authentically built Tall Ship in the last 150 years.

The Hermione set sail for the USA in April 2015 from the mouth of the River Charente, in Port des Barques, France – where Lafayette boarded on 10 March 1780. The transatlantic crossing is expected to take 27 days in total, reaching Virginia in summer 2015.

The aim of the Hermione project is to celebrate the value of impeccable craftsmanship, which is the firm foundation of the authentic reconstruction of the Hermione. As well as to celebrate the memory of Marquis de Lafayette who embodied this spirit.

Ship Decoration author, Andy Peters, was among the craftsmen working on the Hermione, and carved the figurehead. You can see him in action via the Tall Ships Gallery blog, along with photographs of the Hermione. Find out more about the Hermione Voyage 2015 here.

 

Hitler - A Life in Pictures
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Hitler's suicide – 70 years on Hitler’s suicide – 70 years on

Seventy years ago, on 29 April 1945, Adolf Hitler married his long term mistress Eva Braun inside the Führerbunker in the final stages of the Second World War. The following afternoon at around 3.30pm, the couple took their own lives side by side inside Hitler’s Berlin Headquarters. The death was announced in Germany on 1 May.

Braun and Hitler first met in 1929 when she worked as an assistant to Hitler’s personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann in his Munich studio. Hoffman took over two million photographs of Hitler, and describes his experiences in his memoirs, Hitler Was My Friend.

 

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Renegade Hero
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Renegade Hero

We are sad to announce that the subject of Renegade Hero, RAF Pilot Terry Peet, has passed away, aged 79.

Cold War helicopter ace Terry Peet lived for flying. He was a ‘go anywhere, do anything,’ RAF pilot with a reputation for ‘sheer guts’. Whether ferrying troops to remote jungle landing zones or snatching casualties from makeshift clearings surrounded by two-hundred-feet high trees, he willingly pushed himself and his primitive Sycamore helicopter to the limit. During two years in the hot spots of Malaya and Borneo with the RAF, he repeatedly cheated death and earned a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. Then suddenly he disappeared without trace, apparently drowned tragically while on a recreational scuba dive off the North Wales coast. Six years later he dramatically reappeared in a back-from-the-dead drama worthy of fiction. The media hailed him enthusiastically as a renegade hero and ‘Flying Pimpernel’ when the story of his mysterious disappearance and subsequent extraordinary double life unfolded.

Renegade Hero is the true revelation of an entirely mysterious affair as told to the author by Terry Peet.

 

1940: The Battles to Stop Hitler
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1940: The Battles to Stop Hitler

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The epic story of 1940 is not confined to the Battle of Britain. Whilst that battle was indeed a major turning point in the course of the Second World War, it was only fought because of the ultimate outcome of the battle that preceded it.

When Hitler’s forces swiftly overran the Low Countries and then France, the remnants of the French and British Armies were trapped in a pocketed position around the channel port of Dunkerque. Militarily, that should have been the end of it. Trapped with their backs to the sea, the tired soldiers surely faced annihilation or capture. Hitler’s Generals certainly thought so.

But then Hitler made his first and biggest mistake. Instead of allowing his Armies to finish the job, he ordered them to halt in order for the Luftwaffe to take over. This failed, giving the British time to evacuate the stranded Armies. The Battle of France was over, but now there would have to be a Battle of Britain. This is the story of that momentous year.