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Squadron Leader Harvey Sweetman

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Squadron Leader Harvey Sweetman

Squadron Leader Harvey Sweetman - obituary
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Fighter pilot who helped counter the terror of Germany’s V-1 flying bombs


Squadron Leader Harvey Sweetman, who has died aged 93, was one of the most successful fighter pilots against ...

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on Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:22 pm
 

Old-school fitness tricks from World War II

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Old-school fitness tricks from World War II

Work out like a soldier: Old-school fitness tricks from World War II

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WHEN ordinary citizens were called up to fight in World War II, most needed a complete physical overhaul.
A US army fitness manual from 1946 known as FM 21-20 ...

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on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:21 am
 

The man who was rejected from the Army for being 'too short'

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The man who was rejected from the Army for being 'too short'

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Denis Sullivan was awarded two medals for his gallantry during World War One

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on Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:34 pm
 

Major Ted Ruston, who has died aged 99

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Major Ted Ruston, who has died aged 99

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Major Ted Ruston, who has died aged 99, was awarded an MC in 1945 for his part in the forced crossing of the Rhine.
In March 1945, Ruston was in Germany serving ...

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on Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:14 pm
 

Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad, bomber pilot

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Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad, bomber pilot

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Air Vice-Marshal Norman Hoad, who has died aged 91, was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, conducted electronic reconnaissance missions against the Soviet Union during the Cold War and became one of the country’s leading ...

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on Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:22 am
 

Evacuation and liberation of the auschwitz camp

Detention, and the Holocaust

Evacuation and liberation of the auschwitz camp

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The liberation of Auschwitz - January 27, 1945

The liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camps came as World War II drew to a close as allied forces advanced on Berlin.

The Soviet Red Army moved quickly from the east. US ...

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on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:52 pm
 

Holocaust memorial day: seven survivors' stories, 70 yrs on

Detention, and the Holocaust

Holocaust memorial day: seven survivors' stories, 70 yrs on

Holocaust memorial day: seven survivors' stories, 70 years on
Whether it was luck, early escape, or being favoured by guards for their talents, the remarkable testimony from those who survived the camps remains a powerful reminder of the horror of the ...

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on Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:59 am
 

Colonel John Tillett, D-Day veteran

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Colonel John Tillett, D-Day veteran

Colonel John Tillett, D-Day veteran - obituary
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Officer who helped to capture Pegasus Bridge on D-Day and later dealt with terrorists in Palestine

Colonel John Tillett, who has died aged 95, was closely involved with ...

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on Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:15 pm
 

Jack Gatewood..

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Jack Gatewood..

In 1944, he joined the Navy.
Shipping off for the Pacific, where he drove beach landing crafts, Jack had to grow up fast.
He was part of the invasion of Iwo Jima, where he would later witness the iconic flag-raising.

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on Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:46 pm
 

Japan: Bishop tells of kamikaze pilot training in WWII

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Japan: Bishop tells of kamikaze pilot training in WWII

Paul Saneaki Nakamura prepared three times to carry out a suicide attack for Japan during World War II. It took the country’s near-death for him to find religion and become a priest.

Nakamura recently shared his experiences ‚ÄĒ which included training ...

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on Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:39 pm
 
 

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