On 10 May 1941, Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess flew solo to Scotland to try to broker peace with Britain. Following on from Katherine Quinlan-Flatter's post, British historian Linda Parker picks up the extraordinary story of Hess' flight, and the aftermath.
On 10 May 1941, Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess flew solo to Scotland to try to broker peace with Britain. German researcher and journalist Katherine Quinlan-Flatter tells us more about Hess' role in Nazi Germany and the events leading up to his flight 80 years ago.
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.
Many of you will be familiar with the all-encompassing smell of wet dogs and the constant battle to eradicate the aroma from homeware or the boots of cars. The conservation lab has also had its own unique ‘scent related campaign’ recently involving that of a rather potent Second World War dog harness.
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.