Category Archives: Periods – World War II

Remembering Gneisenau

By Rob Morgan I came upon a three-page article entitled ‘Batterie Austrat’ in the excellent magazine After the Battle, No. 44. Rather an old piece now, it provides an account of one of the 11-inch triple gun turrets from Gneisenau, … Continue reading

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A missing battleship?

By Rob Morgan Over the past few months, a couple of colleagues and I have been discussing the many “what if” battleship projects which litter 20th Century naval history. One battleship I can’t find a model of anywhere is the … Continue reading

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Royal Armouries and The Home Guard

By Rob Morgan  The Royal Armouries books and booklets are always sumptuously produced and a joy to read and own, but they can be expensive. News that they are to issue several of their publications electronically and at a very … Continue reading

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Just a simple question

By Rob Morgan Something which should really go in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ page, but we don’t have one. Or maybe in the ‘Reader’s Queries’ like the old ‘Battle’ wargames magazine used to have, but we don’t have one … Continue reading

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‘Flammen-Flieger’ — A weapon re-discovered

By Rob Morgan There I was, meandering through my archives, or what my wife calls ‘the boxes in the attic’ (she’s never wargamed, you understand), looking for an article on the Model T Ford armoured cars that were used by … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Blow Up a Factory’ scenario

In this month’s sample article from previous issues of Lone Warrior, Peter R. Barkworth describes a scenario for a French partisan attack on German occupiers. It’s called “Let’s Blow Up a Factory” and it’s on the Sample Articles page.

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Pak 43/41 anti-tank gun in Normandy

By Rob Morgan A couple of e-mails responding to my ‘VE Day’ piece asked me for a little more detail on what some seem to think is a rather unusual form of ’88,’ and it certainly is an odd version … Continue reading

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VE Day — 75 years on

By Rob Morgan Here, as a reminiscence of the war, the defeat of Germany, and the greatest invasion in history, are three of my Normandy photos. 1. This is a Sexton SP Gun, a 25pdr AFV, which equipped British and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Operation Market-Garden 1944 (2)’ added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed the second of the Osprey Campaign series on Operation Market-Garden. This part of the series focuses on the British airborne operations. The review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Western Approaches Tactical Unit, 1942: ‘The Game’

By Rob Morgan January’s edition of the British journal The Literary Review contains an interesting review of a new book by Simon Parkin, “A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War” (Sceptre, 309pp at £20). … Continue reading

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