A harsh lesson learned – the raid on Dieppe

Few of those with a basic knowledge of the Second World War would have heard of the Allied raid on the Northern French port town of Dieppe in August 1942. A likely reason is that it ended in complete failure for the Allies. And as the age old proverb goes, history is written by the victors, so why would a military…

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…

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…

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, Patti (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…