Artillery firing at night during the 2nd Battle of El Alamein, 5 November 1942.
WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION
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Follow the war as it happened …
Updated 75 (and 70) years after the event…
World War II Today continues to follow the war through to August 1945, although not every day - alongside these stories will be the dramatic events of 75 years ago, the first battles in France, Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the beginning of the Blitz.
I hope many of you will wish to keep following the war as I add more pictures, newsreels and new stories in the coming months and years. I shall also be developing new ways of exploring the hundreds of different stories already here.
Thank you to all those who have sent words of support over the years - your encouragement has kept me going. It has been a fascinating journey of exploration for me - and it is far from over yet!
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The true story of how a US bomber pilot saved Allied POWs in Russia.
The Hurricanes of No 1 Squadron RAF fought against the Luftwaffe onslaught in France 1940 - and often won against the odds. A terrific personal memoir that also describes the fighter tactics at the time.