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Blitzwalkers · 2W ago

Hitler Passed This Way

Amongst my collection of Blitz-related books is Hitler Passed This Way, a collection of 170 photographs from the London Evening News, which older readers may remember from a time when our ca...
Blitzwalkers · 1M ago

"An Unprincipled Rogue"

First Edition cover of Bamboo and Bushido (author's collection)As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a football fan. My support these days is reserved for my local non-league side,...
Blitzwalkers · 2M ago

My Thoughts on "Darkest Hour"

Warning: Contains some spoilers:As there have been two decent Second World War related films released in the past twelve months, I thought that following on from my review of Dunkirk in July...
Blitzwalkers · 3M ago

History on our doorsteps

One is never too far from history in London and reminders of the capital's wartime past are certainly still out there in abundance if one knows where to look. Over the years, I've shared pho...
Blitzwalkers · 4M ago

Defending the Heart - a visit to RAF Uxbridge

Gate Guardian at RAF Uxbridge is this replica Hurricane in 303 Polish Squadron colours (author's photo)Early in November, I was lucky enough to pay a visit to the RAF 11 Group Ops Room, more...
Blitzwalkers · 5M ago

Remembering a Charlton hero: The Jim Mackenzie Story

Jim Mackenzie at right of photo (Charlton Athletic Museum)This blog usually concentrates on events and people from the Second World War but to commemorate Remembrance Week 2017, we look back...
Blitzwalkers · 6M ago

Exploring Wartime Woolwich

LCC Bomb Damage Map for the area of the walk (author's image)Last month, we looked at the classic British war movie Battle of Britain, in advance of the special open-air screening of this fi...
Blitzwalkers · 7M ago

Battle of Britain

Original poster for the film (author's collection)Regular readers may remember that in the October 2016 edition of this blog, we looked at "Real to Reel" an exhibition covering a century of ...
Blitzwalkers · 8M ago

Dickie Reynell, Black Saturday and eye-witness accounts

Flt Lt RC Reynell RAF (Shoreham Museum) Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I have written on a couple of occasions abour Flight Lieutenant Richard Carew Reynell RAF, an Australi...
Blitzwalkers · 9M ago

My thoughts on Dunkirk

As regular readers will know by now, this blog isn't usually in the business of film reviews, so please don't expect a Mark Kermode or Barry Norman style appraisal. As readers will know, I b...