Military Archive

Dien Bien Phu – 1954


As Fat Man and Little Boy brought World War II to its nuclear end, former colonial powers elbowed their way through coalitions of tribal, sectarian and nationalist interests to fill the power vacuum left by the defeated Japanese throughout...

Dieppe Raid – 1942


Soon after the evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940, Combined Operations Headquarters was set up to harass the all-conquering Germans by any means possible. Combined Ops was taken over by Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1941 and a major success was...