Remarkably, it appears that the radio was never used: the box hissed with inrushing air when it was opened by archaeologists at the Rhineland Regional Association (LVR).
The discovery was made by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) in Craigielands Forest, near Moffat, while FLS was carrying out felling operations.
The Spitfire was designed by Reginald Mitchell at the Supermarine factory in Southampton in the mid-1930s. A prototype flew from Eastleigh Aerodrome, now Southampton Airport, in March 1936.
Nigel West, a renowned expert who writes extensively about British intelligence, reveals in this book the operations of Britain’s overseas intelligence gathering organisation, Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)/MI6, from its origins in 1909 to the end of the Second World War.
On 28 June 1914, the 12th annual Tour de France began in Paris with the blast of a starter’s pistol. The same day, another gun killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, setting in motion World War I.
We’re giving away three copies of Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day, courtesy of Casemate Publishing. Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day is the first modern biography of Bertram Ramsay, the man who planned the Dunkirk evacuation and the D-Day landings. Author Brian Izzard argues that, without this largely forgotten figure, the outcome of those momentous events […]
The ballots have been cast, the votes have been counted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the MHM Book Awards.
Fiennes had picked his moment well. Ever since the dramatic Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980, the press, and to some degree the public, have been obsessed by the idea of special forces.
Although its ‘high-tech’ features, such as an auto-loader for the main armament and its ultra-compact multi-fuel engine, were superficially impressive, they proved to be complex to maintain and highly unreliable.
But there is a clear difference between soldiers who fight for their own national army – or, it may be, their own tribe or religion or ideology – and those prepared to fight for anyone willing to pay.