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The Manville Gun

One of my favourite war films is the Dogs of War, an adaptation of the Frederick Forysthe novel of the same name. A most memorable

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Securing the Skies

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF have released a an interesting brochure that compares and contrasts the defence

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A Pier at La Panne

I have been rather remiss in not writing anything about Dunkirk but with so much great material out there it is hard to produce anything

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The Schermuly

The word ‘Schermuly’ is synonymous with an illumination parachute flare but where does it come from? William Schermuly was born in 1857 going to sea

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