World War Two

Wally: A Prisoner of War

In this third and final instalment of MyPast we hear the remainder of Wally Layne's story. David Layne details his father's time as a prisoner of war...

VIDEO: The incredible story of a lost Halifax

Used for the bombing raid on the Tirpitz, this Halifax crash-landed on a frozen lake in Norway. 26 years later, it was found by a team of divers…

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GLORY DAYS: Star Attractions

Besides operational types, the USAAF flew various British-built ancillary aircraft during
World War Two...

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INSIDE STORIES: LUFTWAFFE AIR-SEA RESCUE

By the outbreak of World War Two, the Luftwaffe managed to field an effective air-sea rescue organisation...

Key aircraft from the Battle of Britain

As we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary, watch exclusive footage of four aircraft that all served in the conflict.

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de Havilland 100: “Far better than we thought”

That the Mosquito was among the finest British designs of the Second World War...

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Debden Eagles

The 4th Fighter Group was one of the US Army Air Forces’ premier combat units...

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FlyPast Classics: Tony’s Trials and Tribulations

Malcolm V Lowe explains how Japan’s uniquely powered Ki-61 Hien...

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Desert Mischief: 40 Squadron SAAF

Andrew Thomas investigates the cheeky nose badges that appeared on the desert-based World War Two Hurricanes...

The 5 Greatest Allied Bombers of World War Two

The Second World War saw the extensive use of bomber aircraft on both sides of the conflict. The Allies fielded a bewildering number of light, medium and heavy bombers – with some more successful than others…