After the war, flak would also come to mean very strong criticism or abuse.
The collection of letters, telegrams, and instructions was the property of the late Reginald Parker. It was found by a furloughed clerk in a jigsaw box during a home clear-out.
The corroded helmet would have been an essential component of protection for any Viking warrior. Several iron bands and plates, riveted together, would shield the wearer during the violent clashes for which the warriors are renowned.
The bunker, under the village of Wijtschate in Flanders, is more than 20 feet underground and is believed to have accommodated up to 300 troops.
In the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories of London’s East End were essential to the country’s struggle against the Nazis. But this also made them a key target for enemy attack.
The U-boat went down with all hands and has rested on the seabed, some 37km (23 miles) off the coast of Yorkshire, ever since.
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A new hull walkway, opened in August of this year, allows enthusiasts to descend into the base of the ship’s dry dock and view the vast craft from below.
This unique ship is the last of over 800 tank-carrying landing craft to have served at D-Day, the amphibious Allied assault on Normandy on 6 June 1944.
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