Faster than the Supermarine Spitfire, more accurate than the Avro Lancaster, and a better torpedo bomber than the Fairey Swordfish, the de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile aircraft of its day, a flying machine in a class of its own.
Submitted by his son, Nigel Crawford, this is an extract from the exclusive personal diary of Brigadier Kenneth B S Crawford, Royal Engineers, who fought in the Mesopotamia Campaign (now Iraq) from November 1914 until his capture in April 1916 at Kut-al-A
World War One is remembered as a bloody and brutal period in our history, so the Christmas Truce of 1914 stands out as a rare and shining moment of peace and harmony between the warring sides, when the bitterness of combat was forgotten in spirit of the s
On this day the world rejoiced as peace was declared. However, for millions of men the Armistice came too late, and indeed, many poor souls were lost in the last days or even hours before the ceasefire came into effect.