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British Special Forces in WWII

The LRP/LRDG was created by Major Ralph A. Bagnold, a British Army Officer who spent the better part of a decade exploring the Libyan Desert before the outbreak of

hostilities in World War II. Based on his experiences as a peacetime explorer, Bagnold

envisioned the need for the British Army to deploy a motorized reconnaissance force, to

patrol the Libyan Desert in any future conflict that took place in the Middle East. In

many respects, Bagnold’s plan revitalized a concept that was effectively used in World

War I, when the British Light Car Patrols protected the Egyptian frontier from the

Turkish and German backed Senussi in the Western Desert.

Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles by author LTC Jos Groen MSc

Lieutenant Colonel Jos Groen’s Three of the Last WWII Screaming Eagles is a genuine gift to the airborne community. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that less than 500,000 American veterans of the Second World War are still alive, and they are dying at a rate of almost 350 per day[1]. 16 Million …

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REVIEW: The Boldest Plan is the Best- The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII

 Rocky Marsh Publishing  As superb history of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalions of World War II. The title of this book was taken from the first Geronimo Commander, LTC Ed Raff who stated, “in terms of military operations the boldest plan is the best plan”. This philosophy was demonstrated repeatedly by the Battalion on the …

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Trailer of Upcoming WWII Movie “Greyhound” has been released

The trailer of the upcoming World War 2 movie “Greyhound” has been released today by Sonic Entertainment. Greyhound is inspired on actual events and the storyline goes as follow: In the early days of World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (portrayed by Tom Hanks) in his …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s Savage Canary – A History of the Danish Resistance in WWII

An outstanding book that completely covers the brilliant efforts by the Danish Resistance in all it’s forms during World War II. The Danish resistance should be considered the most successful in Europe based on the number of Jews evacuated to safety and the overall audacity of the resistance fighters to disturb and confound the Germans …

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Remember, Honor, and Serve – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) celebrated completing its October Parachute School on 19 October 2019 with an Open Hanger Day at their Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick Oklahoma. The ADT ran fourteen aspiring team members through a nine-day jump course, culminating in five successful exits from an authentic C-47 aircraft while in …

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Ford B-24M 44-50838 blown in half by an Me 262, 4 April 1945

Horrific Images Captured Last Moments of USAAF Bombers during WWII

We’ve compiled a photographic gallery of heart-wrenching images which capture the last moments before disaster of several United States Army Air Force bombers during World War II. All additional information, photographs of the aircraft and crew members and other photographs of downed aircraft for a second article, are appreciated, feel free to contact us or …

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WWII-era B-17 “Nine-O-Nine” Crashed: 7 fatalities

On October 2, 2019, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, which was privately owned by the Collings Foundation, crashed at the  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States around 10 a.m. Seven of the thirteen people on board were killed, and six were injured. Another airport employee whom ran to the wreckage to help pull …

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REVIEW: My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers

My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers by author Charley Valera. iUniverse Publishing. A remarkable testament to the Greatest Generation. The majority of the WWII heroes have passed, and their stories are escaping us every day. Charley’s interviews and stories from the veterans resound with valor, heroism, and stories that almost did …

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