WWII

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D-Day on film

One of the most dramatic events in history, it is no wonder that D-Day has received such extensive film coverage.

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REVIEW – Dresden: the fire and the darkness

Sinclair McKay’s well-researched, detailed, and all-embracing book is the first major study of the bombing of Dresden to be published for 15 years, and covers equally the pre-war history of the city – ‘The Florence of Germany’ – the horrors of the RAF and USAAF attacks, and the mainly Stalinist-style rebuilding prior to German reunification.

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Memorial to Spitfire secures funding

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.

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BEHIND THE IMAGE: The Paris Exodus

This campaign of terror provoked an exodus – and the Biblical term is appropriate. The French government fled, soon followed by many of the city’s inhabitants.

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