Did you know on June 8, 1944 the first American cemetery on French soil was established? At the memorial's center is the below statue, Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves - a fitting tribute to our heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice. ... See MoreSee Less
Richard Cole, the last survivor of 1942’s ‘Doolittle Raid’ on Tokyo, has died, aged 103. Cole was Doolittle’s co-pilot during the raid, in which B25s took off from the Hornet aircraft carrier in the first attack of the war against the Japanese home islands. #ww2 #DoolittleRaiders ... See MoreSee Less
Sad news that Jack Lyon, the last survivor of 1944’s #GreatEscape, has died aged 101. During the escape, Jack was preparing to enter the tunnel when it was discovered by the Germans. Of the 76 men who escaped, 50 were later executed. He called the famous 1963 film ‘absolute rubbish’. RIP Jack. ... See MoreSee Less
Join me as I tour one of the bloodiest battlefields in history, the Battle of the Somme, in this exclusive documentary.
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours NEW 'BATTLE OF THE SOMME' DOCUMENTARY RELEASED! Join me as I explore the battlefields from one of the bloodiest conflicts of the First World War, the Battle of the Somme, in this exclusive documentary. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of John Innes. John was the world’s leading authority on the battlefields of Guadalcanal, having spent more than 20 years walking the ground and uncovering the locations of the most important actions of this most important campaign. John was tireless in his efforts to have the Guadalcanal campaign memorialised, and this work culminated in the recent release of his guidebook to the battlefields, and of the battlefield at Edson’s Ridge being declared a national park. John also formed great friendships with the veterans of the campaign (both Allied and Japanese), and brought many of them back to walk the former battlefields in their later years. He first guided me around Guadalcanal nearly a decade ago, and I owe my knowledge of and passion for this remarkable chapter in history to him. Rest well old friend. You will be missed. ... See MoreSee Less
Remembering the Battle of Hamel, 100 years ago today. This was the first time in history that American and Australian troops fought together in battle. The photo shows Australian and American troops digging in the day after the town was captured. #wwicentenary #Hamel ... See MoreSee Less
Remembering today 1LT Sharon Lane of the US Army Nurse Corps. On June 8, 1969, she was killed when enemy rockets struck the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai, Vietnam. She was the only American servicewoman killed by enemy fire during the war. Lest we forget. #VietnamWar ... See MoreSee Less