Military Aircraft Science and Technology WW2

The Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire, the Battle of Britain and The Few in World War Two

R. J. Mitchell Aeronautical engineer Reginald Joseph Mitchell CBE, FRAeS, was an English aeronautical engineer, who worked for Supermarine Aviation. Between 1920 and 1936. He designed the Supermarine Spitfire World War II British fighter aircraft of ‘Battle of Britain’ 1940 fame. And, possibly, almost for certain; the best designed,  most maneuverable and the most effective aerial dog-fighting […]

Berlin History Military Aircraft WW2

Nemesis – Berlin – 1945

Nazi Germany’s desperate fight to the death in a and full destruction with the Allies demand for what was after a total war, what Churchill called The ‘Unconditional Surrender.’ In an historic destruction, no, annihilation of Nazi Germany’s regime of enslavement of Europe, its monstrous, murderous pure evil war-machine .., with its hundreds of death camps. […]

France History WW2

Original Film of Normandy June, 1944

1940s History WW2

D-Day 6th June 1944

D-Day 6th June 1944 was the Allied and Anglo-American forces invasion of Normandy in Northern France against Nazi Germany Occupied Europe in World War Two and was code-named:  ‘Operation Overlord’ by its Allied commanders. The brilliantly wise US General Dwight D. Eisenhower in overall command and second-in-command the less able, some said incompetent British forces […]

1940s Asia Culture United States of America War WW2

Total War ~ WWII in the Pacific ~ 1942 ~ 45

Pacific February 1942 – July 1945 Episode 23 – The World At War   Before the start of the war in the Pacific, Japan attacked Peal Harbor, the American military base located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, because America had stopped trade of oil and other materials to Japan. After this surprise attack, […]

1940s Britain Culture Science and Technology War WW2

Dam Busters

The men from many anti-nazi nations of  ‘The Dam Busters’ – RAF 617 Squadron led by 24-year old Wing Commander Guy Gibson were lauded as heroes after the infamous raid in 1944. and Guy Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Dam Buster raid. Guy Gibson’s men needed to fly specially […]

1940s Africa Britain Culture War WW2

Rommel, Monty and the Battle of El Alamein ~ November, 1942

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Sir Winston Churchill ~ November, a very famous WW2 quote after victory for the British in The Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt during the North African campaign. The British General […]

1940s 1970s WW2

The World at War

The World at War is probably, in my modest yet quite well informed opinion on the subject, the best documentary on WW2 ever made. Produced by Jeremy Isaacs and narrated by Laurence Olivier; The World at War was commissioned by Thames Television first shown in the early 1970s on the UK TV station: ITV. Voted by industry professionals at the time […]

1940s Culture United States of America WW2

America & the WW2 Air-war over Europe

The English speaking Allied air-raid bombing of Germany by ’44 reached in excess of 1000 bombers per raid in endless and successive waves, both day and night, in a-all-out total land and air war in Europe post-44. With 1000s and 1000s, both military and non-military, Axis targets attacked and destroyed-a-day in all the occupied territories […]