Warfare in News
Posted on Thursday 5th April
With around 200 re-enactors on site, the historic buildings of the former Royal Naval Ordnance Depot at Priddy’s Hard, near Gosport in Hampshire will come back to life.
Highlights of the day include twice daily demonstrations of 'Operation Market Garden', air raids, 4.7-inch naval gun, a Second World War Sexton Self-Propelled Gun and the arrival of the Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
There will also be military vehicle displays, demonstrations of 1940s life, wartime film show and WVS tea tent. Tickets can also be purchased for a 1940s dance on the evening of the 14th.
The above event is included as part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Big Ticket.
Captured Memories 1930 - 1945(Hardback - 336 pages)
by Peter Liddle
In this sequel to his successful first volume Peter Liddle brings his years of Oral History experience to the Thirties and the Second World War. He was the founder/Director of a new archive in 1999 specifically dedicated to the rescue of evidence of the Second World War which now documents the lives of more than nine thousand people in that war. Many of the most vivid recollections he has recorded covering this period appear in… Read more...
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