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  1. The last visit by a Mosquito

    23 Apr 2020

    [Photo: © raf-pathfinders.com.] [An unidentified air- and groundcrew of RAF No 627 Squadron posing for the camera in front of a Mosquito wooden bomber in Britain. Note the mission bomb log painted on the nose of the aircraft.] This week marks the 75th anniversary of the last strategic air raid


  2. Ruined Berlin in Valery Faminsky’s eyes (II)

    24 Feb 2019

    Second part of the pictures taken by Soviet war photographer Valery Faminsky (1914–1993) during the Fall of Nazi Berlin in May 1945. [Major S L Rogatchevsky, a Soviet officer,  poses next to a propaganda slogan painted on a wall by SS members during the battle that reads: ´Berlin stays German!`…


  3. Ruined Berlin in Valery Faminsky’s eyes

    17 Feb 2019

    These pictures were taken by Soviet war photographer Valery Faminsky (1914–1993) during the Fall of Nazi Berlin in May 1945. This archive was discovered recently in Moscow. He photographied the Red Army´s combat from Ukraine to Berlin. Photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of Faminsky was selling the album…


  4. Bombensturm! (Part IV)

    05 Feb 2019

    HC Bombs: [RAF ground crew push a 4,000-lb blast-bomb towards the bomb-bay of a Vickers Wellington of No 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force at RAF Mildenhall in 1941.] [Photo: Imperial War Museums © IWM (TR 11).] The strategic method to destroy German cities employed by Bomber Command in…


  5. THE DEFENCESAIR DETECTION. (Part II)

    29 May 2017

    RADAR was the acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging, with the first sets being tested by British and Germans at the same time during the early years of the 1900s Its combat debut was during Second World War. It was an invaluable air detection aid whenever bad weather, darkness…


  6. THE DEFENCESAIR DETECTION. Part I

    26 May 2017

    The Nazis developed a complex net to defend the Reich and the occuped Europe from air raids. This superb detection net goes from observation of incoming attacks to the latest and more sophisticated elements of electronic radar and radio to track enemy planes and to assist the AA (anti-aircraft) guns…


  7. Les Marins français Bombardaient Berlin

    01 May 2017

    7 June 1940 Actually, the first bombing raid over Berlin was a French affair. [Photo: AMMAC du Fumélois.] On Monday, June 3, 1940 a German Luftwaffe force of some 300 bombers attacked Paris, during ´Operation Paula`, causing several hundred civilian casualties. The French decided to retaliate, and although they…


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