Dornier 17

On the night of Nov. 14, 1940 Conventry was flattened by 552 Luftwaffe aircraft that dropped 535 tons of bombs. Yet, Coventrians morale recovered quickly.

On the night of Nov. 14, 1940 Conventry was flattened by 552 Luftwaffe aircraft that dropped 535 tons of bombs. Yet, Coventrians morale recovered quickly.

Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry falsely attributed a new verb, Coventriert (to ‘Coventrate’), to the British public. The Blitz - the German… Read More

9 months ago

The story of the RAF Hurricane pilot who rammed a Luftwaffe Do 17 bomber and saved Buckingham Palace

As the Do 17 broke up its bombs fell, unarmed, over London. Two 50 kilo bombs fell in the grounds… Read More

3 years ago

Shedding light on a mystery: why RAF Museum Do 17 was not shot down by a Defiant ‘bomber formation destroyer’

One particular claim made by a Defiant crew of No. 264 Sqn has had some resonance in recent years –… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s why the bombing of Guernica was Hitler’s greatest victory in the Spanish Civil War

The wildly exaggerated reports of the bombing gave the world the impression that the Luftwaffe could easily raze entire cities… Read More

4 years ago

The Mystery Behind RAF Museum Dornier Do 17 World War II German Bomber

As of 2019, the Goodwin Sands Dornier Do 17 has still to reveal its true identity. The Dornier Do 17… Read More

5 years ago