World War II

D is for Deception & Disguise

The tangled web of lies that fooled Hitler The story of D Day is a story of selfless bravery, brilliant planning, and superb logistics—but also the story of a complex set of tricks and fakes which confused the enemy and contributed greatly to the successful invasion....

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D-Day 80 Years On

Men of the 2nd Ranger Battalion on the heights of Pointe Du Hoc on the afternoon of D DayParatroopers of the British 6th Airborne Division before takeoff on the night before D DayThe Boys of Pointe Du Hoc & The Ox & Bucks at the Pegasus Bridge At each end of...

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2024 and 1944 D-Day 80 years on

On that cold, stormy morning in June, 80 years ago, tens of thousands of young men crossed the English Channel in thousands of small ships to Nazi-occupied France. The Normandy beaches—codenamed Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno, and Sword, awaited them. Hitler’s Army Group B,...

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2024 and 1944

Happy New Year. I took a sabbatical from blogging over the past few months while I’ve been researching my next book in the Breaking Point series, which will focus on D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6th, 1944, 80 years ago this year....

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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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