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01 December 2020
The Gulf War – cover feature. 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm
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The Gulf War – cover feature. 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, as Iraq invades Kuwait and an coalition army subsequently destroys them.

Men Behind the Gun –  safety features of Suicide Specials

Dogs of War – how dogs have been used in combat since the dawn of time, including in WWII on Pacific islands.
War Stories: Ukraine SS. The Galacia Division of the Waffen-SS was made up of men from Ukraine who were made to serve against  Tito’s partisans in the Balkans and the Red Army.

The 1914 Christmas truce – separating faction from fiction and celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in the trenches of WWI
Napoleonic swords – a brace of swords examined and the role of French Light Cavalry explained.
The Yorkshire gunmaker Thomas Helsey

Collecting the Gulf War militaria – uniforms, weapons, medals, equipment you can buy.

Danish Madsen 51mm mortar – the rare but very versatile mortar
Nazi Secret Projects 2: Petrol and water. Bizarre scheme in WWII to make petrol go further by diluting it.

NSDAP Long Service Decorations – the medals of the National Socialist Party awarded for time served

Photo Inspector – looking at the uniform of Lance-Corporal of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment c. 1885

Auction news and reports: All the latest from the sale rooms

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Win copies of Haynes manuals: British Infantryman, English Civil War, Panther 1 MBT.


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