Events for Sunday 13th May 2012
On This Day in History
WWII: German Afrika Korps surrender to Allied forces13th May 1943
The Afrika Korps was derived and formed upon Adolf Hitler's personal choice of Erwin Rommel to its command. Following the defeat at El Alamein and the Allied invasion in Morocco and Algeria, The German Armed Forces High Command upgraded its presence in Africa, but by May the next year the last remnants of the Afrikakorps surrendered, along with all other remaining Axis forces in North Africa.
Further ReadingAfrika Korps
(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Ian Baxter
Afrika Korps is an illustrated record of Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel and his desert troops that fought in North Africa against British and Commonwealth forces between 1941 and 1943. Using previously rare and unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of individuals who took part in the desert… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
WINGS AND WHEELSStarts: Sun 13th May
Ends: Sun 13th May
Henham Park, Suffolk NR34 8AN
Airshow in SuffolkThis year’s event will be supporting HELP FOR HEROES, for your entertainment we have;-
* Planes and trains,
* Cars and carnivores,
* Dogs and daleks,
* Bar and band,
* Snakes and slides.
We try to bring something different to Wings and Wheels each year so along side the amazing flying display, hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles we have four life size talking and walking DALEKS.
There will be hundreds of small aircraft landing throughout the day.
Diamond Jubilee PageantStarts: Sun 13th May
Ends: Sun 13th May
Price: Prices vary, please see website
Tel: 01753 743900
Windsor Castle, London
Royal Event in LondonDancers, musicians, military and equestrian displays from around the world will come together for three nights in a performance to pay tribute to 60 spectacular years of Her Reign. Over 500 horses and 800 international performers will come together in this spectacular programme.
The event takes place in the private rounds of Windsor Castle during each evening of the 10th, 11th and 13th of May 2012.