25th of October – On this Day Special

World War 1 25th of October 1917 VC Hero at Passchendaele Passchendaele The third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) is now into a third month. The British currently hold Hill 60, a spoil heap on the Ypres-Comines railway. It was during this battle that 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Colvin from Burnley Earned his Victoria Cross. Colvin started … Continue reading 25th of October – On this Day Special

October 19th – On This Day in…

October 19th, 1940 ONLY 400 NEW CARS LEFT Car production replaced with military vehicle production The manufacturing of new cars for civilian use has been suspended in Britain. There are now only around 400 new cars for sale in the country. The following announcement came from the Ministry of Transport: “a recent inquiry into the … Continue reading October 19th – On This Day in…

On this Day in…

R.A.F. Harassing Italians Mussolini’s Desert Problems 8th of October 1940 British in Egypt The RAF has pursued its harassing of the Italians in Egypt with a bomber attack on a motor transport concentration and army tents near Sidi Barrani. Sidi Barrani is the farthest point attained by the Italians in last months advance into Egypt, … Continue reading On this Day in…