In this episode we’re looking at how Britain found the manpower to fight the war. By the end at least four and a half million had served from Britain. If we add to that figure Empire and Commonwealth forces, we’re looking at perhaps upwards of ten million. Its an astounding figure….
United Kingdom: VS of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent meeting and taking salute at parade of WRENS (Women's Royal Naval Service) at a British naval base. VS Good shots showing the life of ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) recruits parading, doing PT / Keep fit exercises, in classrooms, in...read more
Allied forces fought fierce battles up the boot of Italy during World War II. Stalemated at the formidable Gustav Line north of Naples in late 1943, they outflanked it with landings at Anzio and Nettuno, then broke through it with a massive offensive in May 1944. By the fall of 1944, after more...read more
Allied forces conquered Sicily in the summer of 1943, securing the island by August 17. This defeat precipitated the fall of Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, and the new Italian government negotiated an armistice with the Allies. The Allies resolved to intervene in Italy to guarantee this...read more
Rommel just escaped total defeat during Operation Crusader in 1941. After came the defeat in the Battle of Gazala and the fall of Tobruk in 1942. Finally, the allied victory in El Alamein at the end of 1942. You can watch a lot of tanks: Crusaders, Grants, Shermans... a lot of Allied and Axis...read more
By the end of the first week of August 1944 members of the British Eighth Army stood on the Ponte Vecchio, bridging the Arno River in recently liberated Florence, Italy. The Eighth Army had just completed a campaign, in conjunction with the U.S. Fifth Army, that had kept Axis forces in Italy in...read more
El Alamein War Cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that. The cemetery now contains 7,240...(find out more)
Es el vehículo blindado con más unidades puestas en servicio, más de cien mil. Su versatilidad le permitió ser usado como tractor ligero de artillería, transporte de personal, vehículo de mando, anticarro, mortero o lanzallamas.
Exactamente Universal carrier, o transporte universal, es...read more