From the 7th September 1940 to the 11th May 1941, London suffered under continual aerial bombardment from the German Luftwaffe the like of which the world had never before seen and fortunately rarely has since. It was known as The Blitz and the face of London was changed forever as well as the character of Londoners too. Whilst much has changed in the intervening years, there are still reminders of these dark days. Join us on this very special private tour which will take you to places that big group and bus tours could never hope to go.
Mit dem 'London Blitz' kam der Zweite Weltkrieg von den Schlachtfeldern zu den Menschen nach Hause. Die nächtlichen Angriffe der deutschen Luftwaffe rissen das tägliche Leben auseinander, einten...
Join the decisive aerial battle of the 20th Century - The Battle of Britain. Zoom over the white cliffs as a Fighter pilot in the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force, or pilot the black crossed Bf-109's and Bf-110's of the Luftwaffe and the Italian Fiat G-50 of the Regia Aeronautica. Accept the technical challenge of flying bombers or attack aircraft like the German Junkers 88, Heinkel and Stuka, the Italian Fiat BR-20, or the British Bristol Blenheim or Beaufighter. IL-2 STURMOVIK: CLIFFS OF DOVER: BLITZ EDITION is the completely revised re-release from 1C Games with graphics upgraded to DX 11, new aircraft, and new Flight and Damage models.Re-Release Game Features20 additional flyable aircraft or variants, in total over 47 meticulously modeled types for players to pilot, plus another 16 non-flyable aircraft or types, all the major aircraft participants in the Battle.Complex control systems, interactive cockpits, new and more realistic engine and aeronautics modeling give pilots endless challenges.Amazingly detailed weapons and damage systems provide exciting combat and awe inspiring effects.The expansive 350 by 350 km map covers London, the entire southeast of England, the English Channel, Northern France and parts of Belgium and has been updated with beautiful new textures and additional historical landmarks. New Autumn and Winter maps allow the Battle to be extended into late 1940.Dozens of vehicles, ships and structures give life to the environment.Large multiplayer environment allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, providing for huge and spectacular aerial battles.Challenging campaigns in Single Player and a flexible and detailed Mission Builder provide endless hours of enjoyment.
Winter's Revenge is the second full length Guy Winter mystery. It is set in England in the Second World War at the time of the Battle of Britain and the beginning of the devastating night Blitz of London in September 1940. London reels under the onset of the Blitz as every night hundreds of Luftwaffe bombers unload their cargoes of death over the beleaguered city. On the ground as the new brutal realities of the war are brought home to every citizen, the Ripper continues his rampage and the last secrets of Guy Winter's life are stripped away. As the bombs fall the mystery man unravels one mystery after another, knowing that sooner rather than later he must confront his deadliest foe. This time it is not just Guy Winter's life and loyalties that are under the microscope. Under the Luftwaffe's reign of terror the past mistakes of friends and enemies alike suddenly come home to roost, but Guy Winter never stops hunting his man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074846/bk_acx0_074846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An unabridged reading of this original novel featuring the Seventh Doctor, as played on TV by Sylvester McCoy, and Ace in an encounter with the Cybermen. The Blitz is at its height. As the Luftwaffe bomb London, Cody McBridge, expat American private eye, sees a sinister silver sphere crash-land. He glimpses something emerging from within. The military dismiss his account of events - the sphere must be a new German secret weapon that has malfunctioned. What else could it be? Arriving amid the chaos, the Doctor and Ace embark on a trail that brings them face to face with hidden Nazi agents and some very old enemies.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Briggs, Sophie Aldred. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002471/bk_rhuk_002471_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From July to September 1940, the British people watched the Battle of Britain play out in the skies above them, aware that the eventual outcome would decide their fate. From September through to the following May, Hitler attempted to "blitz" London and other major cities into submission. For a year, the citizens of Britain were effectively front-line soldiers in a battle that united the country against a hated enemy. Despite the terror, destruction, and heavy casualties, the British people survived the onslaught, until May 1941, when Hitler re-directed his attention, and that of the Luftwaffe, to the campaign in Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon MacCorkindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000166/bk_rhuk_000166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On September 7, 1940, the long-feared and anticipated attack by the German Luftwaffe plunged London into a cauldron of fire and devastation. This compelling audiobook recreates that day in all its horror, using rich archival sources and first-hand accounts, many never before published. Eminent historian Peter Stansky weaves together the stories of people who recorded their experiences of the opening hours of the Blitz. Then, exploring more deeply, the author examines what that critical day meant to the nation at the time, and what it came to mean in following years. Much of the future of Britain was determined in the first twelve hours of bombing, Stansky contends. The Blitz set in motion a range of responses that contributed to ultimate victory over Germany and to a transformation of British society. The wave of terror, though designed to quash morale, instead inspired stoicism, courage, and a new camaraderie. The tragic London bombing can reveal much of relevance to our own violent times, Stansky concludes: both the effectiveness of modern terror and its ultimate failure are made powerfully clear by the events of September 7, 1940. The book is published by Yale University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwin David. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110472/bk_acx0_110472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.