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British naval losses on 28 May 1940 during Operation Dynamo

M/S trawler HMT Thomas Bartlett (T/Skipper J. Thomlinson RNR) mined and sunk off Calais.

A/S trawler HMT Thuringia (Chief Skipper D. Simpson RNR) mined and sunk in the Channel. 79 more words

Royal Navy

Wednesday 19 May 1915 - We Lost 587

At 03:30 over 42,000 Turkish soldiers launch a last desperate all-out attack on the invaders at ANZAC in an attempt to drive them back into the sea.  1,091 more words

Victoria Cross

Monday 17 May 1915 - We Lost 652

The advance on Aubers Ridge hesitates.  This is brought about by a lack of clarity about the troops positions as a persistent mist falls over the battlefield. 1,352 more words


Nearing the end...

Ok so it’s been a while…  A long while…  My bad…  In a nutshell I was really bored, really tired (of almost everything) and just wanted the trip to be over, hence my lack of enthusiasm to blog. 1,314 more words

Merchant Navy

The new Graham Farish Merchant Navy Pacific reviewed - Bulleid power exceptionally well captured in N gauge RTR 

Graham Farish first announced that they would be producing brand new tooled Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacifics in N gauge back in March 2012. For any N gauge Southern Region modellers I can wholeheartedly say it has been very much been worth the wait. 1,160 more words

Southern Railway

Thursday 6 May 1915 - We Lost 609

British forces recover some trenches on Hill 60, in the second battle Ypres.

On the Gallipoli peninsula the second battle of Krithia begins.  Little progress is made including a disastrous assault by the New Zealand Infantry Brigade across the Daisy Patch, near Krithia, Helles sector: 643 more words


Wednesday 5 May 1915 - We Lost 793

Germans gain a foothold on Hill 60 using poison gas against the 2nd Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, in the second battle of Ypres.

Second Lieutenant Henry Grove Morton Mansel-Pleydell (Dorsetshire Regiment) shows gallantry and ability on Hill 60.  813 more words