A 19-metre-long section of brick wall near the waterfront in Southampton, known as ‘The D-Day Wall’ still bears the graffiti left by US troops, 76 years ago. SSN Member Helen Wallbridge, from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, tells us about a project to research and preserve it.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Linda shares her research using British sources.
SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Katherine shares her research from the German point of view.
In this guest blog post, SSN member and author Andrew Hemmings tells the story of Amy Johnson - a pioneering pilot who sadly lost her life in the Second World War.
During the Blitz over London in the Second World War, the Thames estuary, Tower Hill and the square mile of London were targeted often. In this guest blog, SSN member and historian Linda Parker shares some of her research on this subject.
SSN member and researcher Katherine Quinlan-Flatter provides an insight into the work of the German Propaganda troops, who reported on the Blitz over London 80 years ago.
SSN Member and filmmaker Jason Davidson tells us about the process of creating a series of four short films, utilising the voices of veterans to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
SSN Member and freelance curator Claire Mead explores the looting of Japanese swords in 1945, and their symbolic value.
Suzanne Bardgett, IWM Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, gives an insight into the research process for her book, Wartime London in Paintings.
SSN Member and author Andrew Hemmings tells us about the chance discovery of a Second World War grave, and his research into the man's story.