Image Credit : Community Shares Scotland
28 Sep 2015

Plans to preserve former WW2 POW camp in Scotland

Plans to preserve Camp 21 at Cultybraggan in Scotland, the site of the former WW2 prisoner of war camp, are being launched by the Comrie Development Trust and Community Shares Scotland.

A soldier tries to identify a part of MK1a Spitfire P9503 excavated during the dig Picture: Corporal Steve Blake RLC, Crown copyright
22 Sep 2015

Battle of Britain Spitfire unearthed on Salisbury Plain

An award-winning project which uses archaeology to aid the recovery of injured soldiers has uncovered a crashed Spitfire on Salisbury Plain.

Wood - Credit :  Dave Henniker
11 Aug 2015

Uncovering more about Scotland’s military history

Earlier this summer, historic training trenches outside Edinburgh were the focus for an important archaeological excavation to provide a greater understanding of Scotland’s military history.

09 Jun 2015

Floods as war weapons

A new study shows that, from 1500 until 2000, about a third of floods in southwestern Netherlands were deliberately caused by humans during wartimes.

26 Mar 2015

Assumed Missing – Reported Buried – the search for the lost Spitfires of Burma

It was a story which captivated the world’s media in 2012 and even attracted the support of British Prime Minister, David Cameron in talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein

01 Dec 2014

Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria

Excavations and surveys of the First World War practice trenches on Walney Island on the western coast of Cumbria have been carried out by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.

25 Nov 2014

Flower links civil war, natural history and ‘The Blood Of Heroes’

On August 14, 1864, in a Union Army camp in Georgia, a captain from Wisconsin plucked a plant, pressed it onto a sheet of paper, wrote a letter describing the plant as “certainly the most interesting specimen I ever saw,” and sent it with the plant to a scientist he called “Friend” in Wisconsin.

24 Nov 2014

10 bizarre war machines from World War Two

The Second World War witnessed a leap in technology and weaponry. But there are some bizarre weapons that never quite made it into the wider public knowledge.

09 Nov 2014

The ‘Lost Diggers of Fromelles’: identifying and caring for the dead of the First World War

Using DNA to identify the remains those long dead is about more than just the historical record; it can also be seen as an ‘act of care’, writes Jackie Leach Scully of Newcastle University.

09 Nov 2014

Rutherford’s secret WW1 mission helped pioneer ‘sonar’

Manchester scientist Ernest Rutherford – famed for “splitting the atom” – also deserves better recognition for helping to pioneer a system we now know as sonar as part of a top secret World War One defence project.

22 Oct 2014

NOAA team discovers two vessels from WWII convey battle off North Carolina

German U-boat 576 and freighter Bluefields discovered within 240 yards of each other.

07 Oct 2014

Historic WW2 Defences uncovered on the Suffolk Coast

Touching the Tide, a £900,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery and The Crown Estate, through its Marine Stewardship Programme, is working with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service to explore the remains of World War Two defences on Suffolk’s beaches.

27 Aug 2014

The nuclear legacy of Hiroshima is a global issue, how much of it is a trauma for everybody?

Speaking in Hiroshima in the weeks preceding the sixty-ninth anniversary of the bombing of the city, Yoko Ono stood up for peace declaring that ‘No More Hiroshima’ is a global issue.

01 Jul 2014

World War One – Reflecting on the true poetic legacy of The Great War

THE First World War still resonates for its horrors…and for its poetry. But do the works of writers such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke – widely taught in schools – reflect the true poetic legacy of the trenches?

Airship over York : Credit UH
01 Jul 2014

World War One – Trenches in Britain and British Government’s airship programme

THE First World War is deeply imprinted on the culture and the memory of Britain. But, as a conflict fought largely overseas, did it leave any traces on the landscape?

09 Jun 2014

D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’

Seventy years after Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, the Churchill Archives Centre has released a short film commemorating the ‘forgotten architect’ of D-Day.

06 Jun 2014

Lost Nazi Weather Station Kurt

Few people would equate this place with World War II German Nazis. And yet in 1943 a U-Boat installed a German weather station code named “Kurt” in Martin Bay, northern Labrador.

02 Jun 2014

WWI – The Great War bred a moment of unity in British patriotism

NIGHT after night, while guns thundered and soldiers died on the battlefields of France, the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London dutifully carried out their ancient Ceremony of the Keys.

21 Feb 2014

The Nazi Olympics

The Olympics of 1936, officially called the Games of XI Olympiad took place in Berlin, Germany after winning the bid to host the games in 1931.

20 Feb 2014

150 years since attack on Rangiaowhia in the NZ Wars

Friday 21 February represents 150 years since an attack on the village of Rangiaowhia in the Waikato War (1863–1864). The events that unfolded at the small settlement near TeAwamutu are still debated by historians and the descendants of Ngāti Apakura.

11 Feb 2014

The long shadow of World War II

World War II ravaged much of Europe, and its long-term effects are still being felt. A new survey shows that elderly people who experienced the war as children are more likely to suffer from diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease.

09 Feb 2014

Home front heritage revealed in new study of WWI Scotland

Hundreds of sites and structures established for the defence of Scotland in the First World War explored.