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#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

With the start of the Second World War came Operation Pied Piper. This was the plan to evacuate civilians from cities and other areas that were at high risk of being bombed or becoming a battlefield in the event of an invasion. The country was split into three types...
History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

A brief history of our M50 Sherman Tank – “MOTHER” – from 1942 to 2019 1942 (original specification) Using Mother’s serial number, 16565, we can positively identify her as a M4A4 Sherman built by Chrysler in November 1942 at the Chrysler Defence Arsenal....
#ForgottenFriday – Shell Shock

#ForgottenFriday – Shell Shock

This week’s Forgotten Friday looks at the history of Shell Shock during the First World War to help raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in time for National PTSD Awareness Day on the 27th June 2022. What was Shell Shock? The First World War ended with...
#Forgotten Friday – The Real Dad’s Army

#Forgotten Friday – The Real Dad’s Army

This #ForgottenFriday, just in time for Father’s Day, we’re exploring The Home Guard – the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of WW2 The Home Guard, originally known as the ‘Local Defence Volunteers’, was set up in May 1940 as Britain’s ‘last line...
#ForgottenFriday – Eisenhower’s Unsent Message

#ForgottenFriday – Eisenhower’s Unsent Message

Learn of the #Forgotten Letter from Eisenhower over the Day Landings! Despite his confidence about the cross-Channel attack on 6th June 1944 – Operation Overlord – General D Wight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, remained concerned...
#ForgottenFriday – Resistance

#ForgottenFriday – Resistance

This week’s #ForgottenFriday explores ways German citizens resisted Nazi rule. Disclaimer: This article features graphic descriptions of execution. May marks 89 years since the mass burning of anti-Nazi books throughout Germany. Enthusiastic crowds witnessed the...
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