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
Tag: Second World War
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
Life as a German POW at Stalag Luft III
Forget the Great Escape; what was the run-of-the-mill, day to day life like for the prisoners at Stalag Luft III? Read on to find out.
Tommies, Pommies, Redcoats and Limeys
Humorous and Historical nicknames for British Forces over the years.