Military History Matters 123

• Nelson and Trafalgar
• Germany’s brutal Great War POW camps
• Lincoln vs McClellan
• The Battle of Cerami, 1063
• Forgotten battles: Catarelto, September/October ’44…

Aftermath: life in the fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955

The defeated German soldiers who returned from the Second World War were so broken by the conflict that a specific term for them emerged. Heimkehrer were, according to Harald Jähner, battered survivors who returned to a society which they no longer recognised. Nowhere was this more evident than at home.…

Cleaning Cold War aircraft

The team from Arco Services had to abseil from the hangar’s 30m-high roof to get access to the various aircraft, which include a Vulcan bomber and an English Electric Lightning.…

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