Work begins on Friday to raise a unique World War II aircraft from the floor of the English Channel just off the Kent coast. The Dornier 17 aircraft is the last of its kind, and lies in 50ft of water on the Goodwin Sands. The salvage is just the start of a two-year restoration project by the RAF Museum in Hendon.
Detta ska vara det enda existerande exemplaret av Dornier 17, som enligt f.d. piloten Gerhard Krems hade exceptionella lågflygningsegenskaper och fick smeknamnet der fliegende bleistift - den flygande pennan.
The wrecks of two Dutch submarines sunk off the Malaysian coast during the second world war have disappeared along with the remains of the 79 men who perished onboard.
Researchers discovered just a few remains of HNLMS O 16 and a mere outline in the seabed of the hull of HNLMS K XVII after investigating a possible disturbance.
Both submarines were sunk by Japanese mines in the South China Sea in December 1941 at a cost of all but one of their crews.
Fina färgbilder från huvudsakligen flygindustrin kan ses på länken nedan. De togs 1940-1943 av Alfred Palmer för the Office of War Information som var en statlig myndighet som skapats under andra världskriget för att främja patriotism, varna för utländska spioner och rekrytera kvinnor för arbete i krigsindustrin.
Bilderna togs med Kodachromefilm och kommer från siten Shorpy:
Office of War Information bilder hos Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.go...subjindex1.html
Jeremy Clarkson tells the dramatic story of the Arctic convoys of the Second World War, from Russia to the freezing Arctic Ocean.
Accompanied by moving first hand testimony from the men who served on these convoys, Clarkson reveals the incredible hazards faced by members of the Merchant and Royal Navy who delivered vital war supplies via the Arctic to the Soviet Union: temperatures of minus 50 degrees, huge icebergs, colossal waves, not to mention German U-boats and the Luftwaffe. It is no wonder that Churchill described the Arctic Convoys as 'the worst journey in the world.'
Between 1941 and 1945, more than 70 convoys delivered 4 million tonnes of material to the USSR, yet one convoy in partiuclar would come to symbolise the dangers faced by the men who served on them. Codenamed PQ17, this convoy of 35 merchant ships would be described by Churchill as one of the most melancholy naval episodes of the war.
Retracing the route of PQ17 from the Arctic to the Russian winter port of Archangel, Clarkson reveals how, on the night of July 4th 1942, this joint Anglo-American convoy became one of the biggest naval disasters of the 20th century. To make matters worse, the cause of the disaster lay not in the brutal conditions of the Arctic, or the military might of the Germans, but a misjudgement made in the corridors of the Admiralty in London.