Honoured: the WW1 pigeons who earned their wings A new exhibition highlights the contribution made by messenger pigeons in both world wars, when they were credited with saving thousands of lives and altering the course of battles. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10566025/Honoured-the-WW1-pigeons-who-earned-their-wings.html
James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..
The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made remnants of the Second World War that have become part of our coastal landscape Marc Wilson, 46, travelled 23,000 miles to photograph 143 sites in Britain, France, Denmark, Belgium and Norway: (pic:Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, Moray)