Tag Archives: WWII

How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

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Operation Jubilee: Raid on Dieppe

A Canadian Disaster/An Allied Success During World War II there was a ‘secret war’ going on, too. This particular battle was intended to test German defences in anticipation of Operation Overload (what we call D-Day). In reality, those in control … Continue reading

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Intrepid

A Man Called Intrepid I read this book years and years ago. I bought it recently, again, in order to share it with one of our grandchildren. The story sounds fantastic, and some of the details may have been fabricated … Continue reading

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This Day…in Infamy

  Attack on Pearl Harbor This has to be the most famous of all Conspiracy Theories. Did the ‘powers that be’ allow the Japanese to attack and utterly destroy the American fleet based in Hawaii? Let’s review the History first … Continue reading

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Did Hitler Escape Death?

  The Second Most Hated Man in 2000 Years We have an obsession about ‘bad’ people. They fascinate us. They make us think about evil in human terms. They spawn conspiracy theories about escaping justice and death. The most obvious … Continue reading

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Dunkirk Spirit: Churchill’s Speech

This speech was recorded by the BBC after it was given in the British Parliament on the 4th of June 1940. As a resumé of the battle and the evacuation, it is a history lesson for the ages. Churchill’s speech … Continue reading

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Operation Dynamo

Dunkirk Evacuation “On 26 May, Lord Gort received two telegrams, one from Anthony Eden, another from the War Office. The first warned him that evacuation might prove necessary, the second confirmed that it was now necessary. In overall charge of … Continue reading

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