75 years ago
February saw German surrender at Stalingrad: the first major defeat of Hitler's
armies. Battle continued to rage in the Atlantic, and one four-day period in
March saw 27 merchant vessels sunk by German U-boats.
combination of long-range aircraft and the code breakers at Bletchley, however,
were inflicting enormous losses on the U-boats. Towards the end of May Admiral
Dönitz withdrew the German fleet from the contended areas - the Battle of the
Atlantic was effectively over.
mid-May German and Italian forces in North Africa surrendered to the Allies, who
used Tunisia as a springboard to invade Sicily in July. By the end of the month
Mussolini had fallen, and in September the Italians surrendered to the Allies,
prompting a German invasion into northern Italy.
Mussolini was audaciously rescued by a German task force, led by Otto Skorzeny,
and established a fascist republic in the north. German troops also engaged the
Allies in the south - the fight through Italy was to prove slow and costly.
Pacific, US forces overcame the Japanese at Guadalcanal, and British and Indian
troops began their guerrilla campaign in Burma. American progress continued in
the Aleutian Islands, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Russian advance on the Eastern Front gathered pace, recapturing Kharkov and Kiev
from Germany, Allied bombers began to attack German cities in enormous daylight
air raids. The opening of the Second Front in Europe, long discussed and always
postponed, was being prepared for the following year.
1943 the war was turning in the favour of the Allies.
They shall grow not old, as
we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
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1943 saw the MK IX Spitfire take to the sky's, this
aircraft which was the last Mark of Spitfire to use the Rolls Royce Merlin was
supposed to be a stop gap to combat the Focke Wulf 190 but proved to be the most
numerous Mark ever produced and arguably the most beautiful and best
balanced Spitfire of them all.
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