Military & Intelligence History – August 16th, 2015

Eight items in total…

U.K: Ship’s bell from HMS Hood recovered – to be displayed in the National Museum of the Royal Navy as a memorial

Confederate Flag: The DOD will not be considering a flag ban – military bases named after Confederate officers will not be re-named

U.S: An in-depth history of the B-17 “flying fortress” with several photo’s

U.K: Last Vulcan still flying puts on breath-taking display at Beachy Head – great video

Japan: A lengthy analysis of the invasion that was avoided by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

U.K: George Cross posthumously awarded to Special Operations Executive undercover agent Violette Szabo sold at auction

U.S: Secret programme that delivered thousands of planes to Russia during WWII recreated in joint collaboration

U.K: Spitfire restored after forty years buried under a French beach – see here and here.