Smiling enigmatically, this is the British opera singer-turned-spy who captivated Adolf Hitler. Margery Booth led a double life inside Nazi Germany, where she performed for Hitler and his henchmen while smuggling the Third Reich’s secrets to British intelligence. A picture of opera star Margery Booth which was taken at Freigegeben Stalag IIID and which she... Continue Reading →
Operation Dingo was not only the Fireforce concept writ large but the prototype for all the major Rhodesian airborne attacks on the external bases of Rhodesian African nationalist insurgents in the neighbouring territories of Mozambique and Zambia until such operations ceased in late 1979. Fireforce as a military concept is a “vertical envelopment” of the... Continue Reading →
The wider Battle of Kursk - from 5 July to 23 August 1943 - was indeed a turning-point in World War Two. Soviet forces thwarted a huge Nazi counter-attack, after Adolf Hitler's troops had suffered a colossal defeat at Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-43.
You see it for a few seconds on episode seven on Strike Back, but the hand made Ghillie suit took the Military Technical Adviser of the show two weeks to complete during filming the second block and while on recces for the third block of the series. Was it worth it for just a few... Continue Reading →
1917 the Movie behind the scenes photos and videos of the training and making of the multi award winning film.
This Blog will be dedicated to all things World War One. later In the year I will be highlighting Weapons, Equipment and Tactics used during the great war. Supporting Artists who wish to attend the boot camp for this production will find this blog handy when preparing for the boot camp assessment prior to the... Continue Reading →
In this most recent blog I have decided to touch on the tricky subject of all things regarding military authenticity in the movie and TV industry. Surprisingly, despite the production team having a military technical advisor on board, “things will not be 100% authentically correct every time. "Penny wise and pound foolish" Bear this phrase... Continue Reading →