Warfare in News
Posted on Monday 5th December
Almost half of the population of Koblenz were evacuated during Germany's biggest bomb disposal operation since 1945, including the residents of two hospitals, seven nursing homes and a prison. People living within a 2km radius of the bomb site were instructed to leave the area.
500 emergency vehicles were standing by in case of explosion. Hundreds of sandbags were laid around the site of the bombs and water was pumped out of the area to allow the work to defuse the bombs to begin.
Both bombs were made safe during a three-hour operation.
Dunkirk to the Rhineland(Hardback - 224 pages)
by C N Murrell
Charles (Charlie to his comrades) Murrell kept detailed diaries of his service with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards throughout the Second World War as Guardsman (later Sergeant).
This book starts on 10 May 1940 with the Blitzkrieg on Arras and the retreat to Dunkirk. The Dunkirk beaches and his own undignified evacuation are described in some detail and occasional humour.
The second part begins on 20 June 1944 when… Read more...
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