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    Britain at War - February issue - OUT NOW!

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    Fortresses Against The U-Boats
    In 1943 the efforts of Coastal Command reached a new crescendo of activity as it sought to counter the
    ever-growing U-boat menace. It was a successful battle, and one which was also fought using RAF operated
    B-17 aircraft, as Chris Goss explains.

    The Merchant Gunners

    The need to protect merchant shipping with defensive weapons against air or surface attack led to the Admiralty
    setting up the DEMS organisation in 1940. It was almost a rag-tag band of seamen, complemented by Royal Artillery
    soldiers, and equipped with a motley selection of weaponry, as David J B Smith describes.

    Flashing The D-Day Weather
    A humble lighthouse and its stalwart keeper, situated at Blacksod on the west coast of the Irish Republic,
    unwittingly played a key role in forecasting the weather for Operation Overlord and the launch of the
    D-Day invasion. Robin J Brooks explains.

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    Ambush At Champion Lines
    Towards the end of the British presence in Aden, a deadly ambush took place against soldiers of the Royal Corps
    of Transport as they went about their daily routines. Former Army Intelligence Officer, Nick Van Der Bijl,
    relates the unfortunate saga.

    The Road To Spanish Farm

    Ralph Hale Mottrams Spanish Farm trilogy was hailed as a classic of war literature and was the product of a
    self-confessed misfit who served during the Great War, and drew upon his experiences to create his remarkable books.
    Steve Snelling outlines the story.

    Reputations: Father Of The RAF, Hugh Trenchard
    A divisive and sometimes controversial figure, Hugh Trenchard is nevertheless regarded as the father of the Royal Air Force.
    Great War historian, Peter Hart, examines Trenchards reputation and his enduring legacy in the service he helped to shape.


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