Professional psychologist, father of four, musician, modeler, lecturer. Tired.
My modeling defaults are building dioramas and WWII aircraft. Enjoy WW2 history, reading, single malt scotch whisky (without the ‘e’), music, good food, bit of philosophy, and general history.
Members/children of the Gioventù Italiana del Littorio (GIL) (Italian Youth of the Lictor), the youth movement of the National Fascist Party of Italy, during a practice drill. October 31st, 1939.
31st October, 1940 is the ‘official’ date of[...]
On October 30th, 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre, New York City, staged a radio adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel 'The War of the Worlds' in an "as live" format that fooled at least some Americans into believing that Martians real[...]
US Coast Guards help a damaged PB2Y Coronado after losing a wing float on landing in Jamaica Bay, New York City, 29 Oct 1943.
Infantry of 51st Highland Division and Sherman tanks near Udenhout, Holland, 29 October 1944.
American troops sur[...]
Following the theme of downed Battle of Britain aircraft, here is the first Luftwaffe plane to be brought down on British soil.
The Heinkel was flying with a Luftwaffe squadron who had been dispatched to destroy Royal Navy vessels in the Firt[...]
After a few days of focus on the Pacific theatre, there's something of a Battle of Britain theme to begin today.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 E (Oberleutnant Karl Fischer) shot down in Windsor Great Park, London.
Another BF109E - 'White 13' -[...]
A momentous day for iModelers. One of the truly great fighters of World War II, the P-51 was first flown today on 26 October 1940. At Mines Field, Los Angeles, California (now, Los Angeles International Airport), test pilot Vance Breese took the[...]
John Basilone. On 25th October (and the hours before and after) in Guadalcanal Basilone transcended the human condition when he held a gun placement with his small team against 3.000 Japanese. His heroics in holding a crucial position have pa[...]
One of the most shocking and enduring images from World War 2 was taken on October 24th, 1943. Sergeant Len Siffleet was an Australian Commando captured by partisan tribesman in Papua New Guinea and handed over to the Japanese who tortured, st[...]
The Nieuport 17 (No. 1831) of Lt Joseph Maria of Squadron N 77 captured by the Germans, October 23, 1916...
Medic James Parks of the 133rd Infantry Regiment carrying a wounded German through the streets of St. Angelo d'Alife, Italy, on 23 [...]
The battle of Stalingrad was the largest conflict in the history of warfare. Around two million people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner (read, killed) in the five month German offensive and Russian defence. This photo was taken on 22nd O[...]