Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Free Danish Fishing Fleet in WW2

Top: Memorial Plaque for the free Danish fishing fleet
Unveiled at Whitehaven, Cumbria (March 2010)

Bottom: The former Danish consulate building, Whitehaven

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Friday, August 06, 2010

De Gaulle's "Appeal" of 18 June 1940

A WW2 ‘wireless’ (radio)
French families had to clandestinely listen to the BBC
Few people actually heard De Gaulle's first London broadast
However, over time it has become a key moment of WW2

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about Rommel


This 2003 documentary was very interesting to me, and I wonder how you might react to it.
It is in French however, and one has to pay to view it completely here, though it will also
be shown again on Arte TV on Saturday 7th, at 16:00 (French time) - maybe you can watch it live on the internet then, and tell me what you think. But maybe you have seen it already?

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Vickers Machine Gun, Cassino (May 1944)

The Battle for Monte Cassino, Italy, May 1944:
A 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusilier using a Vickers Machine Gun
Plus the description from the Museum

Courtesy of Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, Alnwick, Northumberland)

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