Britain at War - April 2013

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


Out of Stock

Features

A FINE LOT OF MEN
Torpedoed in mid-Atlantic, Merchant Navy offi cer Douglas Crook somehow survived a gruelling 28-day voyage in an open boat.

RESCUED FROM CALAIS
Shot down over France Squadron Leader White seemed certain to fall into enemy hands. That, though, was not how the RAF saw the situation.

SAVING THE SALIENT
The leafy refuge had acquired the name Sanctuary Wood. Yet when the Germans attacked in November 1914, its name seemed to mock those that sought to defend it.

OPERATION NIGHTINGALE
The aim of Operation Nightingale is to provide valuable recovery and learning opportunities to seriously injured service personnel.

TROUBLE AT T’MILL
An altogether unusual event took place in Oldham in April 1945; the inquest into the death of a German soldier who had been shot at a local prisoner of war camp.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE
A hundred miles to the north-west of the city of Kandahar, by a bend in the Helmand River in southern Afghanistan, is the ninety-metre-high Kajaki Dam. Vital for crop irrigation and hydroelectric power for the Helmand valley, its security was the objective of a major ISAF offensive against the Taliban in 2007.

DIE ANOTHER DAY
Chris Goss recounts the extraordinary sequence of events that befell three members of a German seaplane crew in 1943.

LORD ASHCROFT’S “HERO OF THE MONTH”
In the second of a new regular series examining his “Hero of the Month”, Lord Ashcroft reveals the remarkable actions of Rear Admiral John Bythesea VC, CB, CIE.

SWEEPS OVER SUMATRA
Andrew Thomas investigates the series of fighter sweeps that Fleet Air Arm fighters conducted during the attacks on the Sumatran oilfields.

THE FIRST OF MANY
We examine the events of 30 April 1940, the night that the first civilian casualties, through enemy action, occurred in England.

Regulars

BRIEFING ROOM
News, Restorations, Discoveries and Events from around the UK.

FIELDPOST
Your letters.

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WINGS
The General Aircraft GAL.45 Owlet.

KEY MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY 4:
Amphibious Assault – British Troops Landing at Gallipoli, 1915.

IMAGE OF WAR
4 November 1941: “Into the Bag”

DATES THAT SHAPED THE WAR
We chart some of the key moments and events that affected the United Kingdom in April 1943.

RECONNAISSANCE REPORT
A look at new books and products.

WHAT I WOULD SAVE IN A FIRE
General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal chair at the National Railway Museum, York.