Warfare in Pictures Gallery
On location with BHTV: Tom Dormer and Tim Saunders during filming in Poitiers for the new Pen and Sword/BHTV DVD, Operation Bulbasket. The heroic but tragic tale of B Sqn of 1 SAS's operations behind enemy lines in the Vienne region of France in June and July 1944.
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Dates in History
First flight of the de Havilland Mosquito
25th November 1940
The de Havilland Mosquito was a British combat aircraft that excelled in versatility during the Second World War.
Originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber, the Mosquito adapted to many other roles during the air war where it saw service in the European theatre, the Pacific theatre of Operations and the Mediterranean Theater, including: low to medium altitude daytime tactical bomber, high altitude night bomber, pathfinder, day or night fighter, fighter-bomber, intruder, maritime strike and fast photo reconnaissance aircraft carrying out aerial reconnaissance.
Mosquito: Menacing the Reich
(Hardback - 320 pages)
by Martin Bowman
'On 15 November it came suddenly out of nowhere inches above the hangars with a crackling thunderclap of twin Merlins. As we watched, bewitched, it was flung about the sky in a beyond belief display for a bomber that could out perform any fighter. Well-bred whisper of a touch down,…
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