Britain at War - July 2012

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FREE 32-PAGE BOMBER COMMAND SUPPLEMENT
This special supplement examines the men and machines of Bomber Command through all of the positions of the iconic Avro Lancaster.

THE ARTFUL DODGER

Major John Bigelow Dodge DSO, DSC, MC, was Winston Churchill’s cousin by marriage. His capture by the Germans during the Second World War led to a remarkable series of events.

THE SOMME IN FLAMES
Geoffrey H. Malins was an official British Army cinematographer who filmed the scenes of destruction in the wake of the German retreat in March 1917.

MAC TROOP
Richard Docherty investigates the formation of one of the more unusual artillery units of the North African campaign in the Second World War.

PASSCHENDAELE: 95th ANNIVERSARY
The attack made against the German positions on Pilckem Ridge outside Ypres ninety-five years ago this month marked the start of what became known as the Third Battle of Ypres – Passchendaele.

BAFFLING THE U-BOATS: 1918
We take a look at the Yarrow Anti-Submarine Smoke System designed in 1918 by the engineer Sir Alfred Yarrow in an attempt to reduce the number of merchant ships sunk by German U-boats.

A HERCULEAN EFFORT
Whilst the Libyan campaign will be remembered for the role of the fast jets, it was, writes Dr Dave Sloggett, the transport force that was first to arrive in the operational area.

A DAY AT THE RACES … BEHIND THE WIRE
A recent auction sale has helped unravel the story of how Merchant Navy prisoners of war held in a PoW camp in Germany used to gather at the “racetrack” once a week!

THE LOSS OF HMS ANTELOPE
As part of our series of articles commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, Geoff Simpson examines the fate of HMS Antelope.

WAR AS NEVER BEFORE
It was called the fi rst great tank battle in history. The British had broken through the Hindenburg Line and the church bells rang out in London for the fi rst time since the start of the First World War.

“EAGLE ATTACK”: THE LUFTWAFFE’S ONSLAUGHT
It was to be the great onslaught that would destroy the airfields and radar stations of Fighter Command and bring an end to the Battle of Britain. The Luftwaffe’s Operation Eagle Attack was due to start on 10 August 1940, but bad weather forced a postponement.

AVIATION PAINTINGS OF THE YEAR
The Guild of Aviation Artists has announced that its 42nd Annual Summer Exhibition will run from 16 July to 22 July 2012, in the Mall Galleries, London.

and much more!