World War Two

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a photo of a large jet Typhoon fighter f;lying in tandem with a WWII Spitfire ahead of the Battle of Britain airshow at IWM Duxford

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon to join Spitfire for Battle of Britain Anniversary flypast at IWM Duxford

The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and the Supermarine Spitfire will fly together for the first time at IWM Duxford to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A photo of a woman digging a deep trench at a First and Second World War trench at Dreghorn in Scotland

Archaeologists uncover shallow world war training trenches at wood in Scottish village

Archaeologists working on Ministry of Defence land used by soldiers preparing for the Battle of the Somme say the camouflaged trenches would have originally been used during the First World War.

A photo of the brown fountain pen used by General Douglas MacArthur to end World War II

Object of the Week: The pen used by General Douglas MacArthur to signal the end of World War Two

US General Douglas MacArthur used this pen to sign a formal surrender ceremony that, following Japan's surrender, effectively brought an end to World War II.

a photo of two red silk poppies from a scrapbook compiled by an Edinburgh family during World War One

First World War scrapbook published online after detective work tracks down living relative

Scrapbooks compiled by an Edinburgh family during the First World War are being published online thanks to detective work by Edinburgh library staff.

a photograph of World two engined bomber in a hangar at Imperial War Museum Duxford

North American B-25J Mitchell bomber repainted in colours of plane flown by Catch-22 author Joseph Heller

The Imperial War Museum's newly-repainted North American B-25J Mitchell now matches an aircraft flown in by the author when he was a bombardier with the 12th Air Force during World War II.

A sketch of a fighter pilot

Experiences of a Spitfire ace recounted on RAF Museum blog for Battle of Britain anniversary

The battles and experiences of a Battle of Britain Spitfire ace are being recounted on a daily blog by the RAF Museum for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A photo of containers used to hold sliced bacon

Independence Day 2015: Bacon tins, suncream, lard and sauce left by US soldiers during World War II

Finds Supervisor Sue Nelson, of Wessex Archaeology, on the remains of World War II mess kitchens found on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

a photo of a Spitfire next to a large white building

Restored Spitfire goes on show outside Cabinet War Rooms ahead of its charity sale at Christie's

A rare, restored Mark I Spitfire goes on show outside the Cabinet War Rooms in London's Whitehall this weekend ahead of its auction next week at Christie's in aid of charity.

a portrait of an elderly man in a red beret with a rd wash across the portrait

The Last of the Tide: Twelve portraits of D-Day veterans go on show at Buckingham Palace

Twelve newly commissioned portraits of D-Day veterans have gone on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, to mark the 71st anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.

A picture of some metal towers in the sea

Hotel plan could save World War Two Red Sands Sea Forts off Kent coast

An ambitious proposal has been unveiled to turn the disused World War Two Red Sands offshore fort complex, off the Kent coast, into a hotel.

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