Film Review – Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge tells the incredible true story of Desmond Doss, an army medic who served in World War 2 that refused to carry weapons or do violence to another man. It is a fantastic tale of bravery, self-sacrifice and devotion to principles whilst showing a gritty and realistic insight into the effects of war. We…

What if…? – A Scandinavian Second World War

Finland, a smallĀ Nordic country in northern Europe, or Scandinavia as the area is more commonly known. It is bordered by fellow Scandinavian countries to the North and West, Norway and Sweden whilst to the East lies Russia..From the 12th Century until 1809 Finland had been part of the Kingdom of Sweden and served as an…

D-Day 70 Year Anniversary

70 years ago on this very day thousands of allied soldiers, airmen and sailors embarked upon the invasion of mainland Europe to free it from Nazi tyranny. For 4 years, France and the rest of Western Europe had been under Nazi control and had seen their lands stripped of their goods and their people taken…

‘Area Bombing’ in World War 2

A while back someone asked me a question about Hitler and Churchill and two quotes that they had both reportedly made about ‘area bombing’, a method used in the second world war involving huge armadas of bombers to destroy enemy cities and towns. The quote from Hitler, which I have sadly been unable to find,…

Film Review – The Railway Man

The Railway Man tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier captured by the Japanese in World War 2. The story begins with Lomax (Colin Firth) in England many years after the war as he meets his soon to be wife, PattiĀ (Nicole Kidman). As the story unfolds, we learn Lomax is still suffering…

10 Interesting Facts About Germany in WW2

1. In Most Cases, German Soldiers were better than Allied Soldiers Now this one can be difficult to explain, as what is the definition of a ‘better soldier’? After all Germany did lose the war. But if you look at all the battles where German troops fought allied troops, they outperformed the allies almost every…