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Voices in Flight: RAF Fighter Pilots in WW II
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The Formless Empire
The Formless Empire
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The Church Lads' Brigade in the Great War
The Church Lads’ Brigade in the Great War
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Defiance!
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The Complete George Cross
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The George Cross – For Gallantry The George Cross – For Gallantry

In 1940, King George VI, deeply impressed with the heroism of servicemen out of the front line and civilian non-combatants in acts connected with the war, such as bomb disposal, rescues after air raids, instituted the George Cross ‘For Gallantry’ away from the heat of actual battle.

The George Cross, the highest civilian decoration, is awarded for ‘acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger’. Seventy-five years on, George Cross recipient Tony Gledhill GC examines its formation in this article from www.WarfareMagazine.co.uk.

 

The Battlecruiser HMS Hood
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HMS Hood's bell recovered HMS Hood’s bell recovered

HMS Hood was sunk during action with the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941 and her wreckage remains on the North Atlantic seabed.

Within the last week, a dedicated team have managed to recover the ship’s bell from the wreckage, and it was hoisted from the seabed by Paul G Allen, US philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

The 18-inch high bell – originally cast for the previous battleship of the same name – is to be restored before going on display in the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, in time for the 75th anniversary of her sinking in May 2016.

The story of Hood‘s sinking and subsequent hunt for the Bismarck is available on Warfare.

 


 

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Cracking the Luftwaffe Codes
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Alan Bristow: Helicopter Pioneer
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Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain
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Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

On 15 August 1940, the Luftwaffe launched a series of attacks designed to overwhelm RAF defences. Almost all of Great Britain was within range of the enemy bombers. In what would become known as Black Thursday, Fighter Command more than held its own in its largest air battle so far. Three Australian pilots contributed to that success: Flight Lieutenant Des Sheen DFC, from Australia’s capital, Canberra; Pilot Officer Bill Millington, who was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne and brought up in Adelaide, South Australia; and Flight Lieutenant Pat Hughes, who hailed from New South Wales’ Monaro region.

The full story of what happened on that fateful day is told by Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain author Kristen Alexander in The Battle of Britain: Black Thursday – a free article from Warfare Magazine.

 

Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW
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Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW

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Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW is the incredibly moving story of Gus Anckorn, a British soldier who was captured by the Japanese and held for over three and a half years. Before the war, Gus was a magician, and throughout the war he entertained both fellow soldiers and Japanese guards with his tricks.

“This book is a remarkably moving, thought-provoking and candid account of his experiences.”
Britain at War

“We get the authentic-sounding voice of the straight-talking, chirpy, sometimes chippy Gus. He was starved, enslaved and one more than one occasion left for dead… Compelling.”
Daily Express