On this day 15th April

On this day 15th April

On this day in 1912 more than 1,500 people died in the sinking of the Titanic. More than 700 survived owing their escape to the newest communications technology of the time: wireless telegraphy.

On this day 13th April

On this day 13th April

On this day in 1743 Thomas Jefferson was born in the Colony of Virginia. Jefferson born a British citizen was the third president of the US and primary draftsman of the Declaration of Independence.

On this day 12th April

On this day 12th April

On this day in 1944 a West African Chindit Brigade was airlifted into central Burma. The Chindits were a large-scale, long-range jungle penetration group that mounted major raids on the Japanese forces

On this day 11th April

On this day 11th April

On this day in 1917 during an offensive at Monchy-le-Preux on the Western Front valiant actions by Lance Corporal Harold Mugford VC, Essex Yeomanry would later result in Mugford being awarded the VC…

On this day 10th April

On this day 10th April

On this day in 1944 the HQ of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade came under attack in Burma.Two signalmen unloaded a No. 22 Set from its mule and brought it into action under fire…