I don't condone or encourage any of the actions that certain combatants took part in. This blog is for the sole purpose of bringing to light the scale and brutality of this conflict. I do not take ownership of any of the image's on this blog, unless otherwise stated.
Service crew roll V-1 pulse jet flying bomb from its silo, 1944. The V-1 required a launching track, but this could be moved fairly easily. This greatly hindered the efforts of the Allied air forces to contain the V-1 campaign against London.
North of Rome, June 1944: while an American 6x6 truck passing through the road, a British soldier examine the barrel of a German 88mm gun knockout and abandoned in an emplacement on the road’s edge. In background the wreck of a German Army’s vehicle completely destroyed perhaps by an attack of the Allied fighter-bombers.
Near El Adem, turn-off of the Bardia Road, Libya, May 1941. A broken propeller blade and a wooden cross mark the grave of the Sergeant J.H.G Webster, Hurricane’s pilot of the No 73 Squadron Royal Air Force, killed in action on 14 April 1941. Nearby the grave the wreck, completely burned, of his plane. Two private of Headquarters, 26th Australian Infantry Brigade, pay their respects.
An enemy supply train carrying guns and ammunition is set on fire near Bir Abu Mischeifa, during an attack by four Bristol Beaufighters of No. 252 Squadron RAF, at this time based at Idku, Egypt, and three Bristol Bisleys of No. 15 Squadron SAAF. The photograph was taken from the observer’s position in one of the Beaufighters, as it flew away from the target. Likely 1942.
Winston Churchill petting the mascot of HMS Prince of Wales, Blackie, during the Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Aug 1941, and in several months the HMS Prince of Wales will meet its demise in the far east along with the HMS Repulse.