World War Two (1939-1945)
Think of the Blitz, and the Luftwaffe’s heavy, sustained bombardment of British cities and industrial objectives that began in September 1940 springs to mind first. But that was just part of Germany’s series of bombing offensives against the British Isles, right up to the V1 and V2 campaigns. What were the strategic objectives underpinning them, and how effective did they prove?
The Grumman Hellcat was among the US Navy’s principal World War Two combat aircraft. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this fighter, which turned out to be a powerful weapon
Outmoded as a European theatre fighter the Hawker Hurricane may have been by 1944-45, but still it played a key role in the Allied liberation of Europe — of all things, delivering mail
Almost totally surrounded, outnumbered and outresourced, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta became a byword for bravery and resilience in World War Two, and never more so than in the April of 1942. Joseph Debono explains
Considered by many to be among the RAF’s more unsung heroes during World War Two, Bristol Beauforts also served with other nations around the world. Andrew Thomas reflects on these little-known deployments