Britain at War - Nov 2017

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Setting Europe Ablaze
Ben Bryant tells the story of some of the pilots and aircrew from the RAF’s clandestine ‘Special Duties’ squadrons who dropped agents and weapons over Occupied Europe for the Special Operations Executive.

Aden: End Of Empire
Marking the 50th anniversary of Britain’s withdrawal from Aden, John Ash takes a retrospective look at the history of this bloody conflict in a special-length feature article. Today, the territory abandoned by Britain half a century ago is still riven with war.

Fearless Jack
Jack Sherwood-Kelly had distinguished himself in combat during the First World War, but he later came into conflict with none other than Winston Churchill during Britain’s ‘secret’ war fought against Lenin after the Armistice of 1918. Steve Snelling charts Jack’s remarkable story.

Flak Bait
During the Suez crisis of 1956, Seahawk pilots of the Fleet Air Arm braved intense Egyptian groundfire. Andy Thomas tells their all-but-forgotten story of courage in the air.

Deadly Combat
During October 1940 a single Dornier 17 battled with Spitfires over the South Coast, resulting in the downing of three Spitfires, the death of two RAF pilots and, additionally, the death of the German pilot. Andy Saunders recounts the dramatic tale.


The Ultimate Pinch
Captain Peter Hore relates the truly remarkable story of HMS Bulldog and her capture of U-110 in May 1941 – a coup which yielded an intelligence treasure trove in the form of an invaluable Enigma coding machine together with Kriegsmarine cipher books.


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

Image Of War
This month’s Image of War depicts Australian tank crews in Vietnam during 1968.

Tank Times
The internationally famous Bovington Tank Museum present their regular round-up of news, views and stories.

Readers’ letters, views and feedback.

Recon Report
We take our monthly look at what is new in the world of military history books, including our book of the month on the subject of Passchendaele.

Real To Reel
In a new series, Phil Jarman analyses classic war films which have become important pieces of social, cinematic and military history. This month, Phil takes a look at ‘The Cruel Sea’.

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

Militaria Collecting
Austin J Ruddy looks at collectibles relating to the Auxiliary Fire Service and National Fire Service serving on Britain’s Home Front.

Great War Gallantry
Our look at the awards listed in the London Gazette reaches November 1917 and includes Lord Ashcroft’s ‘Hero of the Month’.

Battle of Britain in Colour
Doug Banks colours a classic image of Franz von Werra with his pet lion cub, Simba, in a Messerschmitt 109 cockpit.

First World War in Objects
We feature memorial silks which were produced during the Great War to commemorate those who had lost their lives whilst serving.