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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 […]

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1980s crime Movie Science Fiction United States of America

Nice shootin son, whats your name? Murphy

Paul Verhoeven’s violent, subversive sci-fi film’s is now regarded as an all-time sci-fi classic and in my modest yet well informed opinion of ’80’s sci-fi classics more than three decades later one of the best movies ever made.., This brill movie certainly rates among one of the most entertaining of this decades brilliant movies of […]

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1400s England Legends & Myths Middle Ages War WordPress

The Battle of Agincourt circa 1415

In the Words of the world famous English Elizabethan 16th. Century playwright, William Shakespeare’s historical retelling of the much earlier 1415 legendary English historical victory over the French in the 100 Years War at The Battle of Agincourt ‘Henry V’ play, written in the late 1590s; King Henry V claims that the memory of British […]

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1960s Culture Science and Technology United States of America

Kennedys 1962 Moon Speech

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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 […]

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1980s Entertainment Movies Science Fiction

Ridley Scotts Blade Runner

Based on a novel entitled “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick, a favoured author of the English movie director Ridley Scott, who is the director of this 1982 sci-fi classic, the brilliant movie; Blade Runner. Filmed in a futuristic cityscape studio set at Pinewood Studios in west London, England, with additional special […]