After The Battle Issue No. 145

After The Battle Issue No. 145

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After The Battle Issue No. 145

The Liberation of Chartres




Author:Karel Margry
Language:English Text
Format:Magazine
Dimensions:Soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages:56 pages
Photos:b+w wartime photos and present day color comparisons
Maps:Some maps
Publisher:After The Battle, UK
Item No. ATB-145



  • THE LIBERATION OF CHARTRES ... AND A TANK - Jean Paul Pallud tells the story of the US 7th Armored Division's objective to liberate Chartres in France . . . and an amazing discovery 64 years later.
  • The Hérouvillette Murders - In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a German NCO executed captured British paratroopers of the 6th Airborne Division. Carl Ryman's account describes what happened and how the perpetrator was brought to justice after the war.
  • Gate Guardian Aircraft - With a plentiful supply of surplus aircraft at the end of the war, Gate Guardians were a familiar site at service airfields around the UK and overseas. Gordon Riley explains the phenomenon and describes the erection of the latest at North Weald.
  • Kapooka Training Incident - David Mitchelhill-Green recounts how 26 Australian sappers died in a training accident at the Royal Australian Engineer Training Centre at Camp Kapooka in New South Wales. The accident remains the largest training incident in Australian Army history.
  • When Japan attacked California - Martin Morgan explains how on February 23, 1942 just weeks after Pearl Harbor the United States was jolted into a flurry of panic when a Japanese submarine shelled the country's West Coast: the first direct attack on the US mainland since the war of 1812.
  • War Grave Mysteries in Spain - Tom Dooley and Vic Beauvois investigate the mystery behind two British graves in Huelva, Spain.