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Sunday Photo - The Grand Slam Bomb

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On 14th March 1945, during World War II, the first Grand Slam bomb was dropped by the RAF no. 617 Squadron Leader CC Calder on the Bielefeld Viaduct in Germany. The bomb penetrated deep underground before detonating; the combined use of the Grand Slam and several Tallboys caused more than 100 yards of the viaduct to collapse through the earthquake bomb effect.Continue Reading
Situated between the islands of Sumatra and Java, the Sunda Strait was the location for a number of naval engagements that took place in late February and early March 1942, as part of the larger Battle of the Java Sea (also known as the Java Sea Campaign)...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Valentine Tank

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Today's Sunday Photo blog, in light of yesterday's Valentine's Day celebrations, is dedicated to the aptly named Valentine Tank. Designs for Britain's most produced and most widely used tank of the Second World War were begun without a specification from the War Office in the late 1930s...Continue Reading
On 29th-30th January 1943, the battle of Rennell Island took place between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. Fought in the South Pacific, off the coast of Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands, the battle resulted in a Japanese victory with the US Navy forced to withdraw.Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of the Bulge

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On 25th January 1945 the Battle of the Bulge concluded with a decisive Allied victory. Fought over the winter months of 1944-45, the battle was the last major Nazi German offensive against Western Allied forces during World War II.Continue Reading

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