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‘A Brilliant Fighting Spirit’
When Lt Robert Hampton ‘Hammy’ Gray attacked a Japanese ship in the closing days of World War Two, he displayed exceptional gallantry and ‘a brilliant fighting spirit’. His courage led to the award of what was to be the last VC of the war, as Andrew Thomas relates.

Coward To Hero
Initially branded a coward, and having faced a Court Martial, Irish-born Australian, Dick Kelliher, was determined to clear his name. Steve Snelling explains how he did just that in a display of supreme gallantry in a bloody clash with Japanese troops in the struggle for New Guinea.

Cold War Catastrophe
The harrowing tale of an entirely avoidable Cold War accident, caused when a low-flying RAF Meteor jet fighter tore through the heart of a British market town during the 1950s, is related by Andy Saunders.

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Devils In Skirts And Ladies From Hell
Regular Britain at War contributor Rob Schäfer examines the truth behind the tale that German soldiers of the First World War called their kilted Scottish adversaries either ‘Devils in Skirts’ or ‘Ladies from Hell’.

The Forgotten Fleet
As the US Third Fleet turned away from Okinawa in 1945, another fleet headed east across the Bay of Bengal. Thomas McKelvey Cleaver highlights the valued efforts of the forgotten British Pacific Fleet and its aircraft carriers.

Into Thin Air
In December 1944 the world-famous band leader, Major Glenn Miller, disappeared on a flight to France whilst over the English Channel. What became of him, and the circumstances of his demise, have been shrouded in mystery and intrigue ever since. Author and historian Dennis M Spragg casts fresh light on the story.


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