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Douglas C-47 Skytrain/dakota
At 10.49pm on 5 June, 1944, seven RAF Douglas C-47 Dakotas took off from RAF Down Ampney. These were the first of 1,067 Dakota or Skytrain (USAAF C-47s) sorties over the following “day of days” – the tip of the spear for the Allied liberation of Occu
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D-day: The Airborne Invasion
“Mush” is an enormous British airborne training exercise, which is spread over three days across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The vast majority of the paratroopers are unaware that this is the preparation for Operation Overlord. “Tong
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Poltava 1709
A battalion of Russian fusiliers of the Belgorodsky Regiment put up a heroic defence of the triangular-shaped third redoubt astride the main road leading north from Poltava. One thousand Russian musketeers in the third redoubt stalled the attack of t