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Sunday Photo - The Battle of Savo Island

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The Battle of Savo Island took place on August 8-9, 1942. In response to the US landings at Guadalcanal the Imperial Japanese Navy mobilized a task force of seven cruisers and one destroyer with the aim of disrupting further Allied landings...Continue Reading
Today marks the anniversary of the 1942 landings at Guadalcanal. Here is a look inside Campaign 284 - Guadalcanal 1942-43, one of our releases this month that looks at this major campaign of the Second World War...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Sinking of the PT-109

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Early in the morning of 2 August, 1943 Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was struck by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer.  It was cut in two, leaving Seamen Andrew Jackson Kirksey and Harold W. Marney dead and two others badly injured. The eleven survivors clung to the burning wreckage, amongst them future US President John F. Kennedy, who was commanding the PT-109 at the time...Continue Reading
The interwar period was the golden age of British seaside resorts. Every summer thousands of holidaymakers would flock to the coast, their bustling bodies filling the beaches of Brighton, Blackpool and countless other seaside towns. With the declaration of war in 1939, the cheery face of Britain's seaside towns would change dramatically...Continue Reading
On 26 July, 1945 HMS Vestal was hit by a Japanese kamikaze pilot whilst participating in Operation Livery, a diversionary minesweeping exercise off Phuket Island on the coast of Siam. The damage was critical and, as the ship was close to Japanese-held Thailand, the crew were removed and the ship scuttled. She was the last Royal Navy ship to be sunk in World War II...Continue Reading
The re-launch of ACE and COM is here at last! We took a look at ACE 127: Polish Spitfire Aces on Friday, so now let’s take a peek inside COM 110: Dornier Do 24 Units...Continue Reading
Our Aircraft of the Aces relaunch is just around the corner, with ACE 127: Polish Spitfire Aces available from 20 July 2015. To tide you over until then here are two combat reports from Polish pilots during World War II...Continue Reading
Man the defences! The Fortress series is back, and we are giving you a chance to win a copy of the brand new Fortress 108 - Germany's East Wall in World War II...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Kursk

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On 5 July 1943 the Germany army launched Operation Zitadelle (Citadel). Hitler’s belief was that the offensive would result in the encirclement and destruction of a larger Soviet force than he had lost at Stalingrad, thereby allowing Germany to regain the strategic initiative in the East and for Hitler himself to gain a prestigious victory. His confidence was misguided...Continue Reading
June 25 1944 saw the Allies launch an attack against Fort du Roule, which sat on a rocky hill overlooking Cherbourg. The defences of the 19th century fort had been substantially reinforced from 1942-44, with an elaborate set of gun casemates carved into the cliff-face. It would be a difficult obstacle for the Allies to overcome, but if they wanted to take the crucial port they had no choice...Continue Reading

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