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The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

Coming just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway – in which the outcome of World War II was supposedly decided in the space of a ‘fatal five minutes’ – is the subject of a new film released earlier this month. The clash between the American and Japanese fleets will never be forgotten, but does Midway really deserve the hype? Was it truly the greatest battle of the war?

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The Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway

Coming just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway – in which the outcome of World War II was supposedly decided in the space of a ‘fatal five minutes’ – is the subject of a new ...
New images reveal dramatic damage inflicted on HMS Royal Oak

New images reveal dramatic damage inflicted on HMS Royal Oak

New images have revealed the extent of the damage to HMS Royal Oak after it was sunk during the Second World War ...
War Reporters: William Beach Thomas

War Reporters: William Beach Thomas

Seema Syeda recalls the journalism of William Beach Thomas - who came to regret peddling WWI 'fake news' ...
BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Unknown Warrior, 1920

BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Unknown Warrior, 1920

The coffin of the unknown warrior is carried into Westminster Abbey. On 11 November 1920, the largest funeral ever held in London took place – and yet the deceased was a man unknown to the hundreds of thousands of mourners ...
New discoveries throw fresh light on Bronze Age battle

New discoveries throw fresh light on Bronze Age battle

Archaeologists at the site of an ancient battle in Germany say newly uncovered artefacts suggest many of those involved were not local men but came from further afield ...

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The Battle of the Ardennes

The Battle of the Ardennes

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes, which took place in the Wallonia region of Belgium. To mark this date, Wallonia Belgium Tourism examine the build up to the German offensive, and the Battle’s opening manoeuvre.
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