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News Round-Up – July 14th 2018

Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.

General Defence News

Britain’s ’70-year holiday from history is over’, says Defence head… 328 more words


News Round-Up - July 7th 2018

Hi everybody,

I am sorry for the lack of content the last two months. It has just been so hectic recently for me that I felt I had no choice but to put the site on hiatus for a while.

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Jan Smuts, Winston Churchill and D-Day

It was D-Day+6 when South African statesman, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, was also to cross over to Normandy, accompanying the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill by his side.   1,644 more words

South African Union Defence Force

Tuesday 4 June 1918 We Lost 370

At 02:30 the 10th Lancashire Fusiliers position in Beaumont Trench near the village Beaumont Hamel is subjected to a heavy artillery barrage under the cover of which the Germans launch a trench raid.  563 more words


Wednesday 29 May 1918 We Lost 788

Captain George Ritchie Hodgson, Flight Lieutenant James Lindsay Gordon, Leading Mechanic Sydney Francis Anderson and Wireless Telegraphist Bertram Harley Millichamp rescue two men from an upturned float in the North Sea. 455 more words

Military Cross

Sunday 19 May 1918 We Lost 636

Three Gothas are shot down during a raid on England and a fourth crashes through bad flying.

S S Snowden (Master John Lewis Owen) is sunk eighty-four miles from Malta carrying coal to England. 294 more words

Royal Navy

‘Skulking on the Poop’: the court martial of Captain Henry Rufane 1745

Today’s blog for Mental Health Awareness Week is from Dr Robin Eagles of the Lords 1660-1832 Section. He describes the controversy surrounding the mental and physical health of Marine Captain Henry Rufane during his trial following a battle at sea with the forces of the Young Pretender in 1745… 1,257 more words

Early Modern History