John Rhodes

Chastise

Early this month I sent the draft of my next book to the publisher. Since then I have been wandering the streets in search of gainful occupation … The book is titled ‘Trial and Tribulation’—a Churchill quote, of course—and is set in 1943. That was the year in which...

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So This Is Christmas

This is the third year I am posting this Christmas Blog, which celebrates the moment in 1914 when the soldiers came out of their trenches to share drinks and sing carols together. It would be nice to imagine that the good side of human nature prevailed and peace was...

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Avro Lancaster

Now we come to one of the most important aircraft that fought in World War II, the Avro Lancaster heavy bomber. When I was 5 or 6 years old we went to visit my grandparents who lived in Kirton-in-Linsey in Lincolnshire. The last part of our long journey took us along...

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De Havilland Mosquito: The Wooden Wonder

I have been busy with the next installment of the Breaking Point series, which has the tentative title ‘Trial & Tribulation,’ a title taken like the other titles in this series from a speech by Winston Churchill. It is now 1943. My protagonists face the fourth...

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Battle of Britain Day

“RAF Triumphs … Raiders Chased Back …” September 15th 1940 Battle of Britain September 15th 1940 saw the last mass daylight attacks on London by the Luftwaffe and is now remembered in Britain as ‘Battle of Britain Day.’ From that day forward daylight raids became...

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