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Volume 9 - No. 225 - February 1, 1946

Now It Can Be Told! - How H.M.S. Exeter Fought Her Last Battle

Feb1946

Now It Can Be Told! - How H.M.S. Exeter Fought Her Last Battle

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

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Cockle Commandos of the Royal Marines

Feb1946

Cockle Commandos of the Royal Marines

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

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Allied Front-Line Planes That Flew Unarmed

Feb1946

Allied Front-Line Planes That Flew Unarmed

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

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I Was There! - Sapper's Great Battle of the Rhine Bridges

Feb1946

I Was There! - Sapper's Great Battle of the Rhine Bridges

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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