If you thought the Catholic Women’s League was only interested in helping Catholics, think again. Bernie Townsend, Chairman of the Services Committee of the league, explains just why the charity received recognition from the British, French and Belgian go
Month: September 2015
WW1 Diary from the Battle Of Loos – Read exclusively here!
It is remembered as a costly failure, a battle that could have seen a major breakthrough of the lines but, thanks to a lack of ammunition and reinforcements, ultimately achieved little and led to the death of many good men. What was it like to live throug
Hitler’s Black Book – The Reich’s Most Wanted Organisations!
Would your workplace or organisation be on the list of the Reich’s most wanted?
Battle Of Britain War Records – RAF WW2 War Records
Thanks to all who served with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. It wasn’t just fighter pilots who saved Britain from invasion!
Sealion – What if Germany had invaded Britain in 1940?
What could have happened had Hitler’s Operation Sealion been launched following the successful destruction of the RAF during the Battle of Britain
Hitler’s Black Book – List of Most Wanted Brits in WW2
Brand new, free and exclusive to Forces War Records, a database containing the full list from Hitler’s Black Book of ‘enemies of the state, traitors and undesirables, marked for punishment or death’.
Monarchs at War: symbolic figureheads of a nation in peril, or something more?
The traditional picture of a king or queen at war is of an impressive figure in splendid armour, roaring an inspirational speech along the lines of Shakespeare’s “We few, we happy few,…
The First Ever V2 Rocket to be Dropped – 8th September 1944
The Doodlebug was a thing of nightmares, a pilotless weapon which droned ostentatiously overhead and, with its sudden silence, heralded disaster. The V2 was worse.
3rd September 1939 – World War Two Begins
The Second World War really began with the Treaty of Versailles, but France and Britain missed numerous opportunities along the line to halt its dawning as the Nazi Machine gathered steam.
Secret Army: The Auxiliary Units, Britain’s final line of WW2 defence in case of invasion
Unlike most of Europe, Britain had time to make a contingency plan in case of a German invasion. If Operation Sealion had come off in September 1940, the government had a secret force ready to kick off the resistance straight away… but how effective cou