Between 2010 and 2014, Marc Wilson has been photographing the images that make up The Last Stand. This piece of work aims to reflect the histories and stories military conflict and the memories held in the landscape itself. The series is made up of 86 images and is documenting some of the...read more
The Battery "Sperrbatterie Frederikshavn" is located in Frederikshavn (Denmark); it was part of the Atlantic Wall. Frederikshavn is a Danish town in Region Nordjylland, on the northeast coast of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Immediately after the occupation of Denmark in April 1940...read more
Today marks the 71st anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe day. Of course if there is victory there is generally also someone who loses. It can be debated if Germany and its allies lost the war, because I think the majority of their citizens were also victims of the Fascist regime.
Three WWII tanks compared: Video History Today has put the close up walk around of the King Tiger Tank at La Gleize in Belgium with his similar walk around the Panzer V tank at Houffalize, Belgium. He has then added my tour of the badly damaged M4 Sherman from the Bastogne Museum in Belgium at...read more
In 1942 the order is given: the creation of The Atlantic Wall, a vast system of coastal fortifications built by Nazi Germany. Nowadays and after almost seventy years, the invincible bunkers still remain on duty guarding The Atlantic Coast Line from Norway to Southern France.
The First Blitzkrieg is the start of what will be a series of games called Total War in Europe. Unit scale ranges from divisions to battalions, and includes air groups. Map scale is 10 kilometers per hex and two days per turn. Each game map is part of a greater Master Map, encompassing the...read more
The German military genius for maneuver warfare is well illustrated by an often overlooked operation of World War II, the invasion of Scandinavia in 1940. Operation Weserübung also warrants examination because it was joint in execution and demonstrates that the German army, navy, and air force—...read more
Operation Weseruebung, the German invasion of Norway during the Second World War, is considered by many military historians to be the first joint military operation involving the combined planning and execution of air, land, and sea forces. After a brief introduction and an explanation of the...read more