One of the best-kept secrets of the war was revealed by an appeal launched for help in the restoration of the Union Society's premises, damage to which was caused by bombs in July 1942. Here, in this
The full story of H.M.S. Exeter's gallant end, fighting against impossible odds off the coast of Java, reached the Admiralty in December 1945. The cruiser, famous for her part in the glorious battle a
Specially trained Royal Marine volunteers who paddled in two-man canoes – code name “cockle” – fifty miles up the Gironde River to sink enemy shipping at Bordeaux, accomplished what is officially desc
Air-Sea Rescue services were busier during the Arnhem operation than on D-Day, and no fewer than 181 airborne troops were then rescued from wrecked Hamilcar and Horsa gliders. In the Mediterranean zon
The Corps of Royal Engineers is tackling operations which, when completed, will take a place in engineering history. Temporary structures thrown up by the Army in battle conditions are being replaced
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