Operation Granby. Ended 28th February 1991 On 20th August 1990 forces of the Iraqi Army entered and occupied the Gulf State of Kuwait. The action was widely condemned, and major powers worked via the United Nations to reach a peaceful resolution to the occupation. As diplomats attempted to use peaceful methods to remove Iraqi troops … Read more
Eric Robinson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions of the 26th February 1915. Robinson was one of a demolition party from HMS Vengeance set ashore at Kum Kale, Gallipoli. A party accompanied by Royal Marines landed at around 2 pm, under Maj Granville Heriot DSO. The objective was to destroy any Ottoman guns … Read more
The Luftwaffe was officially formed on 26th February 1935. Though banned by the Treaty of Versailles, the Nazi State had been building up the airforce. Having already enjoyed some successes at seeing terms of the treaty undone, albeit unofficially, the decision had been made to reveal the new airforce. The Luftwaffe was soon to be … Read more
Over the years there have been many ‘strange’ medicines and products aimed at making the human body more desirable, This particular tablet was advertised in the Keighley News (West Yorkshire) in the week of 19-25th February 1918. It comes at a time of rationing, so perhaps people were wary of weight loss?
The sinking of RMS Laconia, 25th February 1917 At the beginning of the First World War RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line was one of the many vessels brought into military service. Converted from her role as a cruise liner on the Liverpool – Boston and New York – Mediterranean services, she was armed with … Read more
George Harrison was one of the ‘Fab Four’, a founder member of the Beatles. Harrison’s musical career saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle and as a Solo Artist. As well as achieving worldwide fame as Lead Guitarist in the Beatles, he was the first of the band … Read more