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Military genealogy advice from Your Family Tree magazine

The latest issue of Your Family Tree, our favourite genealogy magazine,  is a military special that focuses on tracing relatives involved in WWII and the Battle of Britain. Particularly interesting  for the military history enthusiast, is the Military Records book and wallchart of the Battlefields of Europe that come with the mag. Coming to a […]

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We’ve put together a collection of other web resources that all you military history enthusiasts might find interesting.

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The Retreat from Kabul – Map

The first part of our Afghanistan series begins in Issue 1, with an in-depth chronicling of the British army’s disastrous retreat from Kabul. This exclusive map details the stages of the retreat, and features a condensed account of the massacre of the Anglo-Indian army.

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Boudica's final battle

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the route taken by Boudicca in preparation for her final battle. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the battle and why Boudicca ultimately lost. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Afternoon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the positioning of German and British airforces during the afternoon battle of Battle of Britain Day. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, accompanied by a detailed analysis of the events of the afternoon of 15 September. A summary of these events accompanies this reproduction.

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Battle of Britain Day Map: the Noon Attack

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map illustrates the formation of the incoming Luftwaffe squadrons for the first attack on the 15 September, and the locations of British defensive forces. This map will appear in Issue 1 of Military Times, alongside a blow-by-blow account of the noon and afternoon battles. A summary of the noon battle accompanies this reproduction.

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Battle of Britain Map: an Overview

Exclusively commissioned for Military Times, this battle map provides an overview of the locations of the major British and German squadrons, bombed towns, radar stations and the range of radar in the Battle of Britain. It appears in Issue 1 alongside an in-depth analysis of the Battle of Britain – a short summary of the British planes used and the introduction of the Chain Home radar system accompanies this reproduction.

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The Battle Of Britain Beacon

The Royal Air Force Museum recently announced plans for a 116m (380ft) ‘Beacon’, commemorating the Battle of Britain. It will act as both a tribute to the men and women who made victory possible, and as an educational experience to bring their achievements to the wider public.

The Spitfire: My Flight of Fancy

As a child I wanted to fly Spitfires. Not Hurricanes. Not Blenheims, Fireflys, Swordfish, Typhoons, Tempests, Wellingtons or Lancasters. And definitely not Defiants. Only a Spitfire would do. Even though I was born in the late 70s, all of my class knew what a Spitfire was.

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