783 aircraft - 326 Lancasters, 202 Halifaxes, 143 Wellingtons, 99 Stirlings, 13 Mosquitos. The Pathfinder marking plan proceeded excellently until an Oboe Mosquito inadvertently released a load of target indicators 14 miles north-east of the target area. This caused part of the Main Force to waste its bombs on open country. But the main bombing caused extensive damage in the centre of Düsseldor...
The Tour will take place from May to July 2009, with 7 provincial games being played alongside the 3 match test series.
Match 1 - 30 May - Highveld XV - Rustenburg
Match 2 - 3 June - Golden Lions - Johannesburg
Match 3 - 6 June - Free State Cheetahs - Bloemfontein
Match 4 - 10 June - Natal Sharks - Durban
Match 5 - 13 June - Western Province - C...
In 1935 the top of Wrights Hill in Karori, Wellington was chosen as a site for a 9.2" coastal defence battery. Although it was not as large as some overseas fortresses such as that on the Rock of Gibraltar, it was fairly extensive with 2,030 feet of tunnels linking magazines, gun pits, engine room, plotting rooms and more.(For a complete list see the Site Layout)
Trondheim, in central Norway, was one of the most important portal cities in Norway during the war. Today she is the 3rd largest city in Norway. From there the 13th Flotilla operated from June 1940 until its surrender in May 1945 sending its 55 U-boats out to combat the Allies.
The bunker was constructed since it was needed more repair facilities outside of Germany and the facili...
Hvidsten group (Danish: Hvidstengruppen) was a Danish resistance group during World War II. Its name stems from an inn called Hvidsten Kro between Randers and Mariager in Jutland where it was formed. It started in 1943 and existed until 1944 when its members were arrested by the Gestapo. The identity of its members had been revealed by a captured British agent who under torture had revealed wha...
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