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In this new series on Channel 4 Sat 16 Sep, 8pm, Monty Halls retraces four extraordinary journeys as he treks the Freedom Trails of WWII. Monty reveals stories of Allied soldiers who escaped from German territory and meets surviving veterans who share their own personal accounts. This programme celebrates the bravery of everyone who was involved. READ MORE HERE:
Today, August 15th marks the 72th anniversary of the announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies in 1945 - ending nearly six years of the Second World War. The day is known as 'Victory in Japan Day' or 'VJ Day' celebrating peace and commemorating all those who fought and lost their lives. Learn more about today’s history:
In the whole of the Second World War, only two men succeeded as operational fighter pilots in the RAF after losing both legs. Douglas Bader was one, and his story is well-known indeed, he has been described as one of the Royal Air Forces most famous pilots. The other was Colin Hodgkinson. READ MORE HERE:
We've got a brand new collection of records coming out on the eve of #VJDay, the 14th of August. As a little taster check out our blog and read about one of the men who could testify to the horrors of being an Allied FEPOW under the Japanese: Marcus McDilda, a United States Army Air Force fighter pilot captured on 8th August 1945, just two days after the atomic bomb struck Hiroshima.
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