World War Two

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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World War Two hero sees Blenheim bomber take to the skies again ahead of VE Day airshow

Retired Squadron Leader Ian Blair, who flew one of the light bombers to safety after his pilot was killed during the war, saw a Blenheim return to the air following a 12-year restoration mission.

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Ten images marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day

Ten images of the British home front marking the seventieth anniversary of VE Day, the official end of hostilities in Europe during World War Two.

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Sally B Flying Fortress to celebrate 70th birthday with VE Day fly past at Duxford Air Show

The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B' will celebrates its 70th birthday and its 40th anniversary on the air show circuit, with a poignant VE Day flying salute at IWM Duxford.

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'Defiant' Jack Holmes: The man who built the Boulton Paul Defiant

Culture24 talks to 'Defiant' Jack Holmes, who went from working on Boulton Paul Defiants during World War Two to building the faithful replica now on display at Kent Battle of Britain Museum.

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The Innovation Race: Photos of the female factory workers who helped save Britain in World War I

See pictures from the factories and owners who helped David Lloyd George after he was appointed Minister of Munitions, saving the war effort at a time when Britain faced low morale and little......

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