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Knight’s Move: The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944

Knight’s Move

The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944


On 25 May 1944, 800 men of the 500th SS Parachute Battalion descended on Drvar, a town behind enemy...

German Infantryman vs British Infantryman: France 1940

When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the...

Napoleon’s Swiss Troops

Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as...

British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjäger: Mediterranean 1942–43

The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when...

New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldier: Greece and Crete 1941

In April 1941, as Churchill strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops...

Gebirgsjäger vs Soviet Sailor: Arctic Circle 1942–44

In 1941–44, Nazi Germany's Gebirgsjäger - elite mountain troops - clashed repeatedly with...

Q Ship vs U-Boat: 1914–18

Q Ship vs U-Boat


David Greentree, Peter Dennis and 1 more...

Q ships came in all shapes and sizes – coastal steamer, trawler, barque, yacht or schooner – but all...

British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat: Mediterranean 1940–43

As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines...

Heroes of Telemark: Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942–44

Heroes of Telemark

Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942–44

David Greentree, Mark Stacey and 1 more...

In May 1941, the Norwegian Section of SOE received a dossier warning of the dangers of a...

British Destroyer vs German Destroyer: Narvik 1940

The opening months of World War II saw Britain's Royal Navy facing a resurgent German navy, the...