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Miniver Style

As many posts on this blog suggest, I absolutely love Forties fashion. I also love films set in the Forties, and Mrs. Miniver is one of my favourite films. 238 more words


British Flying Legends: Guy Gibson, John Moffat & RJ Mitchell

This edition of British Flying Legends is published by rabbit & snail provides an accessible and immediate introduction to three individual aviation heroes, the aircraft that they flew and their outstanding contribution to Allies’ efforts during the Second World War. 528 more words


RAF Sturgate, Lincolnshire, 2014

“The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion.  41 more words


Spitfire In The Air

A Supermarine Mk XIV Spitfire doing a fly by at the Palm Springs Air Museum yesterday. The British fighter made famous in the Battle Of Britain in World War II, this specific plane carries the paint scheme of the Indian Air Force. 110 more words

Extracts from the late Lord Bowden of Chesterfield

The following extracts were sent in by the children of the late Lord Bowden of Chesterfield (Dr. B.V. Bowden) who worked with radar during WW2 and with Robert Watson-Watt in the post war period… 798 more words

Radar Pioneer


I’ve always had this fear of dropping out of existence, of going into the void. It’s a fear I share with many other human beings but which we manage to keep secret most of the time. 1,852 more words


Book Reviews

All review copies of the following in Librarything are now fully subscribed:
1. BRITAIN AT WAR 1939 to 1945 What was life like during the war? 445 more words

Short Stories