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#ForgottenFriday – POW Status throughout History

#ForgottenFriday – POW Status throughout History

This week’s #ForgottenFriday looks at the life of POW before and after the Geneva Convention The 27th July marked 93 years since the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war (POWs) was signed at Geneva, Switzerland. The convention aimed to codify the status and...
#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

With the start of the Second World War came Operation Pied Piper. This was the plan to evacuate civilians from cities and other areas that were at high risk of being bombed or becoming a battlefield in the event of an invasion. The country was split into three types...
History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

A brief history of our M50 Sherman Tank – “MOTHER” – from 1942 to 2019 1942 (original specification) Using Mother’s serial number, 16565, we can positively identify her as a M4A4 Sherman built by Chrysler in November 1942 at the Chrysler Defence Arsenal....
#ForgottenFriday – Shell Shock

#ForgottenFriday – Shell Shock

This week’s Forgotten Friday looks at the history of Shell Shock during the First World War to help raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in time for National PTSD Awareness Day on the 27th June 2022. What was Shell Shock? The First World War ended with...
#Forgotten Friday – The Real Dad’s Army

#Forgotten Friday – The Real Dad’s Army

This #ForgottenFriday, just in time for Father’s Day, we’re exploring The Home Guard – the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of WW2 The Home Guard, originally known as the ‘Local Defence Volunteers’, was set up in May 1940 as Britain’s ‘last line...
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