Archives for August 2011

Crossing the Rapido – A Tragedy of World War II

The Rapido River was the last natural barrier between General Mark W. Clark’s Fifth U.S. Army and Rome. Always aware of publicity, Clark wanted … [Read more...]

In search of Solway history

A north Cumbrian project is trying to find items of historical interest from north west Cumbria. Researchers are aiming to create a portfolio … [Read more...]

Alan Bristow: Helicopter Pioneer – The Autobiography

Alan Bristow, founder of Bristow Helicopters, died seven days after completing his autobiography. He was a truly remarkable man; his full-page … [Read more...]

SAS In Tuscany 1943-45

While always dangerous and daring, SAS operations are by no means invariably successful and when they go wrong, they do so very badly. This point … [Read more...]

SAS Trooper – Charlie Radford’s Operations in Enemy-Occupied France and Italy

A pre-war Sapper, Charlie Radford served in North Africa until he returned to the UK for parachute training. He volunteered and joined 2SAS in … [Read more...]

Tracing British Battalions on the Somme

Although seventy-eight years have passed since the Battle of the Somme was fought, interest in this, the bloodiest battle of the First World War, has … [Read more...]

London Underground stations ‘listed’

A number of London Underground stations have been listed at Grade ll by Tourism and Heritage Minister John Penrose. This status indicates that … [Read more...]

Protection upgrade for Margate coaster

Britain’s oldest roller coaster, the Scenic Railway at Dreamland, Margate, has been upgraded from Grade II to Grade II Star on the advice of English … [Read more...]

Blue plaque unveiled on former home of Arctic explorer, John Rae

Blue plaque unveiled on the former home in London of Arctic explorer John Rae. The English Heritage blue plaque, at 4 Lower Addison Gardens, … [Read more...]

Heritage of Dartmoor recorded by English Heritage

A new book has been published charting the evolution of Dartmoor's rich archaeology and stunning landscape. 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor' by … [Read more...]