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Savoia-marchetti Sm.79
The ventral cupola held a rearward facing 12.7mm machine gun, and the bomb aimer’s position. Both were manned by the co-pilot, who had to sit over the bombsight. The distinctive third engine decreased airframe vibration and allowed the aircraft to lo
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Hitler’s Assassins
In July 1944 most of Europe and huge swathes of the Soviet Union still lay under the Nazi jackboot, but Rome had been liberated, the Anglo-Americans were grinding the Wehrmacht to bloody bits in Normandy, and in the east the Red Army was liberating W
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The Real Falstaff
Sir John Falstaff is one of English literature’s most enduring characters and was considered by Orson Welles to be “Shakespeare’s greatest creation”. A primarily comic figure (albeit with noticeable depth), Falstaff is a fat, vain and cowardly knight