On this Day, March 5th 1936, the Spitfire made its first successful test flight. Read on to discover more about this legendary aircraft’s history.
Tag: World War Two
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.
Dieppe: The Bloody Rehearsal for D-Day
On the 19th of August, 1942, over 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers lost their lives. Vital lessons were learned for the Normandy raid… but was the sacrifice worth it?
Receiving War Medals after Service – Story of WW2 Heroine
As an Italian grandmother’s war service is honoured 70 years after her brave actions, we look back on the role played by the Special Operations Executive in World War Two.
New Year’s Eve 1943: The end of a year spent at war… and the beginning of another!
As 1943 drew to a close, Britain was a happier nation than it had been for many a year. There was still a way to go before World War Two would be over, but finally it felt like the Germans were on their back foot. A New Year’s message by Deputy Prime Mini