Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Warhammer 40k - Space Marine - Trailer

Saw this today, and think it looks quite good :)


Saturday, 21 August 2010

HMS Glowworm

Stumbled across this intersting site about HMS Glowworm.
On 8th April 1940 The British destroyer HMS Glowworm, alone and outgunned took on the German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Von Hipper and her destroyer escorts. In spite of the heavy odds against her she managed to score hits on her mighty opponent and in a last act of defiance she rammed the Cruiser before she sank. Link

Friday, 20 August 2010

Battle of Britain Peewit convoy attack remembered

On a cloudy August day in 1940, the skies and seas around the Isle of Wight witnessed the first sustained clashes of the Battle of Britain.

With the Luftwaffe able to fly from occupied northern France, shipping along England's south coast was an easy target for the German bombers.

Convoy CW9 - codenamed Peewit - was hauling coal from Medway before dispersing off Swanage when it was hit.

Three fierce air battles ensued as the RAF attempted to fend off the strikes.

See the BBC web site for more info - Link

Saturday, 14 August 2010

WWII Database

For anyone interested in WW2, this site is an an intersting visit. It is called the WWII Database, and has a simply astonishing amount of detail in it. Well worth a visit. Link

Friday, 13 August 2010

HMS Dasher

This is quite an intersting site with quite a comprehensive essay about HMS Dasher, and its rather poor in-service career during WW2 which ended abruptly on 27 Mar 1943 when it sank due to an intrenal explosion. Link

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Operation Catapult: Naval Destruction at Mers-el-Kebir

This is a fascinating little essay about Operation Catapult and the Naval Destruction at Mers-el-Kebir. This is where the part of the French Fleet was destroyed by the British early in WW2. Link

Saturday, 7 August 2010

HMS Investigator Found

HMS Investigator had been sent in search of the Franklin expedition, but was lost while on a quest to find the Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Link

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Inside the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

This is a very cool little video, well worth checking out.
The BBC has been given exclusive access to film the world's most advanced fighter jet - the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, built by Lockheed Martin for the US and UK military. Britain had planned to buy around 150 aircraft for the RAF and Royal Navy - but with each plane costing at least £70m that number is likely to fall.
Squadron Leader Steve Long - the first Royal Air Force pilot to fly the Joint Strike Fighter - explained its unique capabilities to Jonathan Beale.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Soldier saved by rosary - just like his great-grandfather

A soldier who stood on a landmine in Afghanistan may owe his life to a rosary - just as his great-grandfather did in the Second World War. Check out this interesting article on the Telegraph web site. Link