World War II

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68 years ago one of the most impressive air raids of World War II was conducted...

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Created on 1st August 2011 11:15am by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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After D-Day the 101st Airbourne division fought some of the most important battles in ensuring the sucess of the Normandy landings in Saint Côme-du-Mont and Carentan...

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Created on 23rd June 2011 10:34am by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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Today we remember the soliders we lost in Normandy...

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Created on 6th June 2011 11:44am by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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For the first time a memorial for the cockleshel heroes will be made in France which is available to the public...

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Created on 31st March 2011 16:01pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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In an attempt to seize Antwerp and cut off the Allies' railway supply route Germany attacked the Allied front lines penetrating deep into Belgium creating a "Bulge", thus the battle was named the Battle of the Bulge...

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Created on 15th December 2010 16:58pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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Today is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of intense German waves of bomb attacks over Britain on the 7th September 1940. A key moment during the Battle of Britain. The bombing took place all over Britain but began in London for 76 consecutive nights, ending in May 1941, with over 43,000 civilians killed in the experience and more than a million houses destroyed in London alone. 

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Created on 7th September 2010 13:47pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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On the 17th - 25th September 1944 during WW2, Operation Market was a paratrooper assault launched to secure key bridges in the Netherlands and Germany. Still standing today as the largest airborne operation of all-time in aid of isolating Ruhr, Germany's industrial heart by cutting off access to bridges across two arms of the Rhine and bridges across the Maas. This tactic ensured a swift access point into North Germany for the allied troops.

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Created on 6th September 2010 12:34pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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Legendary D-Day landings bagpiper 'Piper Bill' Millin has died at the age of 88, spending the remaining moments of his life in a retirement home in Dawlish, Devon.

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Created on 3rd September 2010 14:43pm by Charlotte Pinnock | 0 Comments
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Tomorrow in 1942 is a significant date in the Second World War as it marks the end of the single largest combined army, navy and air force strike up to that point. The strike happened at Dieppe in France and ended after 9 hours of intense combat.

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Created on 18th August 2010 14:48pm by Misiek | 0 Comments
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Battle of Britain veterans marked the 70th Anniversary of their finest hour yesterday on the white cliffs of Dover...

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Created on 12th July 2010 10:00am by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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