Author Archives: Andrew

Magna Carta

MAGNA CARTA ‘Here is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break. This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter is the great work of Magna Carta; and this … Continue reading

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Real WWII Heroes of the Silver Screen

Real WWII Heroes of the Silver Screen While writing ‘Magna Carta Memorandum’, the second in the Pelham Hardimann adventures, I was doing a good deal of research on that Old Etonian and wartime Commander, RNVR Ian Fleming, he of Mr … Continue reading

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RMS Queen Mary Haunting

RMS Queen Mary Haunting Perhaps the Greatest of the Grey Ghosts is the RMS Queen Mary: RMS Queen Mary began when I saw her as a great scene in which to set a confrontation – step up the drama in my … Continue reading

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The Dambuster’s Ghost Dog

The Dambuster’s Ghost Dog We cannot have a site full of WWII stories, where thousands lost their lives, without including a few ghost stories to the collection. I will start with the tale of the famous mascot to the Dambusters … Continue reading

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Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat  During the month of April 1943 one of the most elaborate and successful operations of WWII was put into practice. A plan involving a dead man’s body and a brief case full of fake documents to fool the … Continue reading

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D-Day Landing Craft

D-Day Landing Craft Fact file: The Landing Craft Assault (LCA) The Landing Craft Assault (LCA) in its various types is synonymous with the D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 and the work horse of the British Army during the Normandy … Continue reading

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D-Day The Normandy Invasion

D-Day The Normandy Invasion Under a full moon, on the evening of the 5th June 1944, a powerful armada with highly trained Second British Army, US and Canadian troops, crossed the English channel towards Normandy, France. This mission, code-named, ‘Operation … Continue reading

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