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| Fighting Hitler from Dunkirk to D-Day
The story of Die Hard Jeff Haward MM. As seen in The Sun.
Fighting Hitler From Dunkirk to D-Day is the compelling story of a man belonging to a group of which there are now very few survivors. Jeff Haward MM is a pre-war Territorial Army soldier who enlisted merely for something to do in the evenings. Consequently, he fought throughout the entirety of the Second World War. Jeff was a ‘Die Hard’, the historic name given to men of the famous Middlesex Regiment. He joined the 1/7th Battalion, a machine-gun battalion, equipped with the British Army’s iconic Vickers medium machine gun.
Jeff Haward’s experiences, those of a normal soldier, make fascinating reading and throw new light on the use of such Vickers gun battalions during the war.
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|Falklands War: The Battle of Goose Green
Between 28-29 May 1982, the Battle of Goose Green took place.
The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 Para) attacked and liberated the small settlements of Darwin and Goose Green. This victory in the land campaign was a huge morale boost to the British, who had suffered severe losses at sea. It formed the springboard for the capture of Port Stanley and final victory.
Nine Battles to Stanley, with foreword by Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE, is a soldier’s account of the ground fighting on South Georgia and the Falklands. The book describes the experiences, view points and comparative qualities of both sides to the conflict, shedding fresh light on the entire campaign.
|The Great War: the Battle of Jutland
On 31 May 1916, the Battle of Jutland took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea. A chance encounter with Admiral Hipper’s battlecruisers enabled Beatty to lead the German Battle Fleet into the jaws of Jellicoe’s greatly superior force in May 1916, but darkness had allowed Admiral Scheer to extricate his ships from a potentially disastrous situation. Though inconclusive, at the Battle of Jutland the German Fleet suffered so much damage that it made no further attempt to challenge the Grand Fleet, and the British blockade remained unbroken.
This new paperback edition of The Battle of Jutland, uses previously unavailable sources in his reconstruction of this controversial battle, along with numerous battle plans and photographs.
A two-part article on the Battle of Jutland is available to read now free from WarfareMagazine.co.uk.
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|The Second World War: the Dunkirk Evacuation
Operation Dynamo took place from 26 May-4 June 1940, when hundreds of boats of all types rescued 338,000 troops from the Dunkirk area of France after they retreated from Nazi forces. Two other troop evacuations also took place in France soon after Dunkirk; Operations Cycle and Ariel.
This year, to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuations, a flotilla of around 50 of the ‘Little Ships’ involved in the operation have sailed across the Channel.
Last Boat from Dunkirk gives viewers the special privilege of joining a group of veterans on an emotional pilgrimage, where they pay their respects to the brothers-in-arms they lost and re-live dramatic memories. They share with the viewer the personal memories, nightmares and experiences which remain with them.