X.1: The Royal Navy’s Mystery Submarine

The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives – … [Read more...]





Luck of the Devil – Flying Swordfish in WWII

Robert le Page flew with the Fleet Air Arm from 1940 to 1945, mostly in 816 Squadron flying carrier-based Fairey Swordfish. He saw action … [Read more...]





The Golden Horseshoe – The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded 'the wolf of the Atlantic', and for good reason. In his dramatic wartime career he sank ship … [Read more...]