Henoch displayed a natural all-around talent in several sports, making her future accomplishments even more impressive, considering the few opportunities available for female athletes at the time.
As Churchill liked to say, to defeat the Nazis the Russians gave their blood, the Americans their money, and Britain held out for the crucial year from the summer of 1940.
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.
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.
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.
Thirty years of research and hundreds of hours of interviews have resulted in this fast-paced book seeing the light of day – a book so captivating that it reads almost like a pacy and well-researched novel.
The idea ‘took off’ in the aftermath of the Dunkirk evacuation, when a German invasion seemed imminent and there was a critical shortage of anti-tank weapons
The small building in the town of Braunau am Inn, close to the border with Germany, will be redesigned by an Austrian architectural firm in order to deter further neo-Nazi visitors.
The images, released earlier this spring to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, show two amphibious vehicles undergoing tests in the lake by Blenheim Palace.