BEHIND THE IMAGE – ‘Forcibly Pulled Out of Dug-outs’

In May 1944, an official document was prepared by Jürgen Stroop detailing the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising. The 75-page report was put together for the benefit of Heinrich Himmler and assembled as if it were a souvenir album. The contents of the report, despite the design, contained images of a stricken city razed to […]

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The Allied Transportation Plan

Taken from our Bombing For D-Day feature by Thomas Withington, this map shows the railyards in France targeted by the RAF as well as the D-Day Allied landing spots. After initial scepticism from the likes of Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris, the vital Transportation Plan of 1944 was put in motion to great effect in preparation for […]

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DVD Review – Battle for the Pacific

The opening scenes of this Japanese WWII film throw us straight into furious action. Japanese troops holding the islandof Saipan are being hurled from their defences by US bombardment. Then, interesting contemporary footage of the assault plays as an American narrator explains that four months have past since the official surrender of the island. Next, we […]

British soldiers with captured German Goliath tracked mines.

Back to the Drawing Board – The Goliath Tracked Mine

The Goliath Tracked Mine Standing at a mere 1ft tall and 4ft long, it must be assumed that the Goliath Tracked Mine was named with the same light-hearted irony as Robin Hood’s trusty, burly companion ‘Little’ John. The idea behind the miniature motor was inspired by the French vehicle designer Adolphe Kégresse after the Wehrmacht […]

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WMD – Panzerfaust

The revolutionary weapon that transformed anti-tank fighting in the final battles of WWII. After the first model was introduced in July 1943, the Germans manufactured a total of 8 million Panzerfausts (meaning ‘tank fist’) during the final two years of the Second World War. Simple in design and cheap to make, they could be mass […]

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Spies in the Sky – how they did it

One of our features this month deals with the importance of aerial photo-reconnaissance during the Second World War. To help explain exactly how this vital task was carried out, we included two illustrations  demonstrating the modifications which had to be made to the aircraft, and the methods they employed in order to ensure maximum accuracy. […]


Back to the Drawing Board — EXPLODING RATS!

Exploding Rats By 1941, Germany had already subjugated half of Europe, the Luftwaffe was raining bombs down on the cities of Britain, and U-boats were inflicting terrible losses all along the Allied shipping routes. Britain needed a new weapon, a way to hinder the increasingly threatening Germans in any way possible. The cat bomb had […]



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Sinking the Bismarck – Map of the last voyage of the Bismarck

In this map specially prepared for Military Times, we chart the last journey of the Bismarck in May 1941. Here the course of the Bismarck is depicted in black, and the British forces in red. To read the full feature about the Bismarck, read the April issue of Military Times

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