Category Archives: Periods – World War II

Review of ‘British Commando 1940-45’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey focused on the British commandos of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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An unusual D-Day tank

By Rob Morgan Here is a photograph I took in Normandy on a drab May afternoon three years ago. The tank is a Centaur Mark IV, one of 80 of these AFVs used by the Royal Marines Support Group at … Continue reading

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The Maxson Mount

By Rob Morgan This is a “holiday snap” of the well-known World War II American-produced Maxson Mount for 4×0.5-inch Browning M2 machine guns, the very effective counter to low-flying enemy aircraft. I liked the look of this mount. (It’s to … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Bazooka vs Panzer’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey titled “Bazooka vs Panzer,” featuring the opposing weapons of World War II. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Campaign for Guadalcanal’ book

Mike Crane reviews an older book on the Guadalcanal campaign written and profusely illustrated by Jack Coggins, a must-have for those interested in the Pacific War. It’s on the Reviews page.

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The Allan Williams turret

By Rob Morgan During the Second World War, there were many forms of ‘defence’ put in place in the UK – pillboxes, gun positions, searchlight and radar posts. Some inventions were hasty and, if put to the test, likely to … Continue reading

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Kamikaze!

By Rob Morgan Skywave’s 1/700th scale Japanese World War II warships are too well known to need comment here, but their range also includes two packs of Japanese naval planes at about £5 a pack. The first is four types … Continue reading

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‘Sunk!’

By Rob Morgan “Sunk!” is the title of a fascinating eight-page article in the December 2016 issue of History Today (Vol. 66 no.12), the British publication found in almost every library and on most newsagents’ bookshelves. Written by Professor Malcolm … Continue reading

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A sample article on the Battle of Britain

This month’s sample article from the pages of previous Lone Warrior issues is titled “The Few.” It’s by Rob Morgan and discusses some of the lesser known British aircraft of the Battle of Britain. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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A sample article for November

This month’s sample article from the pages of previous Lone Warrior issues is titled “Company Commander 3.” It’s the third part of a series by David Newport, featuring his Eastern Front WWII game and rules. It’s on the Sample Articles page.

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