Saturday, 30 July 2011

Camp camp show.

Here's a interesting gallery of photos taken in WWI prison camps of soldiers dressed up for camp shows. 

Friday, 29 July 2011

Giving the good back

Here's a fascinating article detailing how articles taken from a french soldier by his German killer are returned to the Frenchmans family

Thursday, 28 July 2011

D-Day Dice !?

There is a board game called D-Day Dice, in which you play as a commander on the beach trying to make your way up the beach under fire.  It's free, but you'll need to do some printing out.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tourist Photos

Follow to days link to see a collection of tourist like photos that show some of the very well preserved artifacts and sights to visit in Normandy.  Thanks for posting these!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

D-Day Memoir and podcast

This article relates the tale of a D-Day veteran and includes a podcast interview.  This vet landed on Omaha to carry out demolition work.

Monday, 25 July 2011


A small 3 page overview of Field Marshal Montgomery.  I never knew why he wore a beret until I read this

Sunday, 24 July 2011

German photographer

This light article highlights the investigation that took place to identify a German Nazi photographer.  The article contains a few of the interesting shots he's taken. The links on the page take you to other pages with more pics.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Revision of history

Heres an interesting article that compares the Hitler/Stalin pack with the secret discussion between the German and the UK.  Makes some good points that are often overlooked.  Or is it that they are deliberately forgotten!

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Shilling

Here's an article I found fascinating.  It tells of how a chap found an old shilling in a draw and how that lead him to write a book about his relatives WWI experiences.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Desert rats online

It seems that the movie , Desert Rats is now available for you to watch free online.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Air Army news reel 5th April 1945

Here's another news reel, from April 1945 this time.  Snippets include Eisenhower presenting the 101st with a unit citation for their efforts in the Battle of the Bulge.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

May 1945 news reel

Here's a digitised news reel from May 1945, highlighting the Italian theater in true propaganda style.  Also includes some German footage, showing  German civilians suffering from the bombing.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

5 Horrid days

In this memoir of five days at Dunkirk waiting for rescue , by a military engineer, you'll be able to his tale of despair, hope despair and hope!

Friday, 15 July 2011

War comes a visiting

Here's a really nice article about how one family had a couple Tommies billeted on them, and the other effects the war had.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

British WWI graves in Italy

The BBC production From Our Own Correspondent has a nice article about the forgotten dead of WWI, those British soldiers who fought alongside the Italians.  The accompanying article is quite sad.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

U-boat wallpapers

Just found a web site that's offering a bunch of u-boat themed desktop wallpapers, included photographic and artistic.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

U-boat POWs

Here's sometime wartime footage of German POWs doing the "walking round the wire" thing that you always see allied POWs doing in films.  Looks like every nation indulged in that hobby.

Monday, 11 July 2011

MANSTEIN Hitler’s Greatest General

Todays link is to a book review, but the review itself is quite informative so I imagine the book must be too!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mask of Mongomery

I was surprised to discover a mask of Field Marshal Montgomery on ebay.  Odd. Well, whatever floats your boat I suppose.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Wartime Boxing?

I was astounded to read this article reporting how an RAF pilot escaped an internment camp but was sent back by the British government!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New Zealand time line

Some one has started to put together a timeline of New Zealand's involvement in WWI.  It look's like it's just started, but I like how this web-tool operates.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

"Time"'s D-Day coverage

Here's an interesting overview of Time magazines D-day coverage, the page I'm linking to has a bunch of links to  the articles in question.  Great read!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

WWI in pictures and documents

I just found out about a cool Europe wide call for WWI period photos, letters and documents all of which have been placed on line in a an archive.  Fantastic stuff!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Miners at war

Here's a nice article highlighting the part played by coal miners in the trench warfare of WWI

Saturday, 2 July 2011

War Themes

I've recently received an CD called "Essenital War Film Themes" as a present.  It is what it says on the cover and presents some lovely music. I find the orchestral/choral tracks especially moving.  I also found myself "pom pom poming" along with some of the good rousing marches!  Who can't la-la along with the theme to "The Great Escape" 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Five Stripe Marine

This is an interesting memoir.  A young lad trys to join up right after Pearl Harbour but his dad says "No", a dad by the way that joined up for WWI aged 16!