During World War II, gun cameras were commonly used on operational aircraft to record kills of enemy aircraft. Some of this footage survives to this day and is often the source for stock footage in World War II movies, TV shows...read more
This Messerschmitt ME-109G (Hispano HA-1112 M1L) is the last remaining example of the Messerschmitt family available in original ‘as last flown’ condition. It is part of the Edwards Collection, Wilson Edwards, Big Spring, Texas. The HA-1112-M1L c/n 220 C....read more
By the end of 1940 Britain defiantly stood alone against Nazi tyranny. Appeasement of the late 1930s was a reaction against the slaughter of the First World War, even after the fall of France some in power advocated a peace with Germany.
In this episode of the podcast I talk to John...read more
More warbirds now to commemorate fighter command during the Battle of Britain. A mass take off of Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Buchon all filling the skies over RAF Fairford. Whilst the formation gathered a Griffon powered Spitfire was in a dogfight with the Buchon before a mass of Merlin and...read more
In 1942 the Spanish government arranged a manufacturing licence with Messerschmitt AG to build the Bf 109G-2, with DB605A engines, propellers, instruments, and weapons to be supplied from Germany. This proved impossible, as Germany was...read more
According to Radio Poland, the film tells the story of three friends who met at aviation school in Dęblin. Together, they survived the outbreak of World War II, and fled to the UK through Romania. Once in Great Britain, they...read more
The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore...read more