A Bunker used in World War Two
The Supermarine Spitfire
The Spitfire was designed by R. J. Mitchell the chief engineer at Vickers Supermarine who wanted to create a high-performance interceptor and fighter aircraft and its success was due to the unique design, which included the distinctive elliptical wing.
Invasion of Norway
The Germans needed Norway for its many steep-sided inlets and fjords which could be used for U-boat bases and the flatter countryside for vital airbases for use in eventual attacks against England. But there was a problem - Germany could not invade Norway with a land-based army without first conquering neutral Denmark to use as a springboard for the attack.
Loss of World War Two Convoy PQ17
In 1942, Convoy PQ17 was a heavily defended allied convoy taking urgently needed war materials from British ports to the Soviet Union.
Ardeatine Caves Massacre in 1944
The Ardeatine Caves massacre on 24 August 1944 was a mass killing by the German occupying forces in Rome as a reprisal for a Resistance attack.