Britain at War - Sept 2017

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Breaking The Spell
In an action which broke the myth of Japanese invincibility in battle, one Australian soldier emerged as an unlikely hero and Victoria Cross recipient; Jack ‘Digger’ French.

103 Days In Hell
Marking the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, often known as just ‘Passchendaele’, Alexandra Churchill takes a harrowing look at events through the eyes of those who were there.

Angels One-Five
Our Editor explains the mysteries and intricacies of RAF Command and Control during the Battle of Britain and how the finely-tuned Dowding System worked to ensure victory for ‘The Few’.

The Myths Of ‘Operation Jericho’
The precision raid against Amiens prison is an enduring legend of RAF operations during the Second World War – but how much was fact and how much was fiction? Simon Parry examines the evidence.

‘Ace’ Sopwith Camel
Regular contributor Chris Goss shines a spotlight on the story of a high-scoring Sopwith Camel laying behind a photograph of the aircraft, taken by the Germans, of its shot-down and crumpled remnants.


Shark’s Teeth In The Sand
The remarkable role played by the pilots of Britain, Australia and South Africa in the desert war, and at El Alamein, with their P-40 Kittyhawk fighter-bombers is told by Andy Thomas.

El Alamein 75th Anniversary
In this month’s special content, and marking the 75th anniversary, Peter Hart takes us through the Battle of El Alamein which led to victory and the first good news for the Allied cause during the Second World War.


Women Who Flew For Hitler
In this month’s Editor’s Choice, Clare Mulley writes of the lives and careers of two remarkable and yet very different women who both flew for Hitler’s Third Reich in the capacity of test pilots.


News, restorations, discoveries and events from around the World.

Image Of War
The vital role of the RAF’s air-sea-rescue service is highlighted in this month’s image showing RAF aircrew being plucked from the North Sea.

Recon Report
Our editorial team scout out the latest books and products, including a review of a new book on RAF Bomber Command’s Battle of Berlin.

Readers’ letters, views and feedback.

First World War Diary
Our ‘at-a-glance’ monthly analysis follows the progress and key events of the Great War, looking at the situation as it existed 100 years ago during September 1917.

Great War Gallantry
The continuation of our look at the awards listed in the London Gazette reaches September 1917 and includes Lord Ashcroft’s regular ‘Hero of the Month’.

Militaria Collecting
In this popular series, Austin J Ruddy looks this month at the wide scope available for those collecting Second World War Home Front memorabilia.

War Artists
War artist Eric Ravilious produced some remarkable paintings depicting various aspects of the Second World War before he was lost in an RAF aircraft over the North Atlantic as Phil Jarman explains.

First World War in Objects
This month we feature personal body armour designs, both practical and impractical, from the Great War and as used by British and Empire forces.