History of War - - ISSUE 61 -


This is­sue Tom spoke with Al­lan Wil­mot, a Ja­maican Royal Navy and RAF vet­eran who served in life­sav­ing mis­sions off Bri­tain’s coast dur­ing WWII (p. 74). In the Front­line, he takes a look at the con­quests of the Teu­tonic Or­der (p. 14).


In 1940, Cap­tain Wi­told Pilecki, a soldier with the Pol­ish re­sis­tance, of­fered to go on a re­con­nais­sance mis­sion into Auschwitz. This is­sue Mar­i­anna re­counts Pilecki’s in­cred­i­ble story and how he ex­posed the great­est hor­ror of WWII (p. 44).


In 1942 the Ja­panese army was driv­ing for­ward in its con­quests in the Far East, with Al­lied strongholds in their sights. In this is­sue’s Great Bat­tles, Miguel re­counts how US forces faced a shock de­feat in the Fall of Bataan (p. 56).

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