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Recent English Architecture 1920-1940 - Then & Now

I was recently fortunate enough to pick up a copy of marvellous book entitled ‘Recent English Architecture 1920-1940’. Its a small hard back compendium, published by Country Life in 1947, containing 63 of images of English architectural highlights from the inter-war years. 507 more words

Art Deco

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Colonel Edgar Stanley Gorrell – Part 3: Postscript

By Johannes Allert

The lingering question remains as to why Edgar Gorrell is repeatedly misidentified as a stalwart advocate for strategic bombing. One clue, in particular, involves his analytical work compiled in the First World War entitled ‘The Future Role of American Bombardment Aviation.’ The plan above called for a robust air campaign aimed at German industry designed to break both German production and morale; however, the plan was shelved once Armistice was declared. 716 more words

Air Power History

Invergordan Postcard

This week’s postcard takes us to the chilly waters of Invergordon. Invergordon lies in the Highlands of Scotland on the Cromarty Firth and was used as an anchorage for the British Fleet in the first half of the twentieth century: 280 more words

Royal Navy

A Case of Mistaken Identity: Colonel Edgar Stanley Gorrell – Part 2: The Emerging Role of Civil Aviation in Air Transport

By Johannes Allert

Having achieved the rank of full colonel at age twenty-eight, Gorrell, for reasons unknown, resigned from the Army in 1920 and briefly pursued a career in the automotive industry. 1,481 more words

Air Power History

Soldier Recovering at Quetta Postcard

This week’s postcard takes us to India, to the famous garrison town of Quetta. This postcard depicts a British soldier in casual dress which according to the caption on the back was taken in 1919 at the Race Course in Quetta on the aerodrome: 362 more words

British Army

Royal Artillery Christmas Card

We might be a few months away from Christmas but tonight we are looking at a rather lovely inter-war Christmas card from the 27th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery: 293 more words

British Army

Green Howards Captain's Patrol Blues Jacket

The 1937 coronation of King George VI presented the Army with a problem; they had discarded their full dress uniforms twenty three years before at the outbreak of World War One and adopted the khaki service dress. 352 more words

British Army