Click on the poster above for a documentary on the Kokoda Trail.
Click on the poster above for a story about Sisters of War.
Click on the photograph above and go to 42 minutes and 40 seconds.
I'm proud to say my great uncle is featured here.
Click on the photograph above for a really great film detailing preparation
by a Czech squadron before taking-off on a mission.
Click on Churchill's name for his speeches.
Click on the other photographs for various selected documentaries.
Minister Winston Churchill
English History, the Battle of Britan and Siggels' IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
few years ago my eldest son gave me the Battle of Britain movie, I
first saw this movie in 1968 and have watched it many
after reading "A History of England" by Keith Feiling, I
began to read some of the history of Dunkirk and the Battle of
Britain. I'm now writing short articles on English history which will
also feature on this site.
April (2011), I took up IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 because I had heard it was
a great WW2
flight sim. and wanted to experience in some small measure what it
must have been like for the young men (both English or German) in
1939 and 1940, flying at break-neck speeds in death-defying feats to
out-smart and out-wit an equally ruthless and determined enemy.
IL-2 Set-up' is my contribution to the IL-2 community as well as other packages I've
written, available for download here on this website.
to all the IL-2 community who have helped develop this great flight
lastly, but most of all, thanks to the brave young men and women who
WWII, and to the stalwart and stoic British people who didn't cower to
Hitler's demands. And on this
occasion, especially the airmen who flew, fought and died over the
of Britain Pilot
in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so
Prime Minister Winston Churchill,
20th August 1940
SIGGELS' IL-2 STURMOVIK
I am dedicating my work to an
Australian national hero, Group Captain Clive Caldwell.
Group Captain Clive Caldwell DSO,
DFC & Bar chats to mates.
Royal Australian Air Force
SIGGELS' IL-2 SET-UP
Readme First last updated 17th August, 2012:
RAAF 452 Sqn in
Northern Australia standing in front of a Wirraway
I'm pretty sure the above
photograph is RAAF 452 Sqn. If anyone can verify, please do.
The reason being is, I think I recognise one of the pilots here and he
was in the 452 sqn.
'Siggels' Express IL-2
Set-up' of Keyboard Mapping and Flight
Controller Mapping Files'
last updated 17th August, 2012:
WRAF's at war.
'More Siggels' IL-2
Set-up' last updated 17th August, 2012:
SIGGELS' FLIGHT CHECKLISTS
When you hear that
bloody bell, run like hell! Righto chaps, it's a Scramble!
Don't just stand there, get one up!
feature various aircraft. The list is not exhaustive and only
includes aircraft I have a personal interest in. Also, some of
checklists available here are UP 3.0 specific. This remains a
in progress. More checklists will be published as time permits.
on this site
is free to download. There's no copyright although a donation
go a long way to enabling me to maintain and expand these helps.
featuring the Spitfire IIa and 'Flying the Pattern':
BAG THE HUN TRAINING
I wrote up a question
sheet for Bag The Hun and there's also a spreadsheet that works out
your score. As well, I've included instruction on how to
gunsight to use in conjunction with Bag The Hun. BTW, you may
Bag The Hun has a rotary training aid on page 15.
question D has been included in the PDF. As I live in Australia
don't have access to the British archives, I haven't been
able to obtain the other graphics that are obscured by the rotary
blind. If anyone can photograph
each of these missing graphics
and put it together into a rotary well
and good. Even better if you can forward it to me so I can
it in here.
'Bag The Hun
MAKE A NAVIGATION
I found a
and a bezel on the internet and combined them into a really usefull
'How To Make A
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Fitter and Turner working on a lathe, filing the burrs off a shaft between the faceplate and fixed steady.
Typically 6-8 years experience is required for complex machining jobs.
The other heroes are the skilled tradesmen who tirelessly worked long hours on shift, producing war industry output.
tradesman I worked with, told me that during the war, his job as an
apprentice fitter and turner on night shift, was to machine on the
lathe, a bilge pump shaft,
screwed at both ends, and keyways cut using the lathe also.
That was one bilge pump shaft each shift from start to finish.
A mamoth effort, considering the lathe was not equipped with a quick
change gearbox but had change wheels instead, and also considering the
lower quality of cutting tools,
ie. high carbon steel lathe tools, which fortunately, I have never had
to use. Also the lathe would have been powered by a over-head
belt driven arrangement (line shaft) that was common
in machine shops in Australia at that time. We were
generally, always behind the Brits then, in technology uptake, ie.
electric motor driven machine tools.
They must have worked like the clappers to produce the much needed
machine parts with the machine tools and cutting tools available.
A herculian effort by any standard!
A typical Australian 1940's line shaft machine shop, complete with apprentices at work stations.
The British administration of reserved occupations was superior to the
Nazi's. Reserved occupations played an important role in the
Battle of Britain,
fighter aircraft, namely the Spitfire and Hurricanes. The Battle
of Britain ground down to a battle of attrition.
At the beginning of the battle, the British had just 600 fighter
aircraft. Aircraft production increased during the battle, so
that there was always a reserve of fighter aircraft stored in
in old mine shafts, ready for despatch to any station
sector. The lowest number of crated fighters got down to thirty
By this good management the British had a surplus of aircraft but a
shortage of pilots, the Nazi's had a surplus of pilots but a shortage
of aircraft. Also the Nazi's drove their best pilots into the ground
by not rostering rest periods. This practise, plus the 'Ace'
culture, bred resentment by lower ranking Nazi pilots who saw
themselves as fodder, used by the aces to glorify and enhance their
Dowding and Park, by careful management of resources availabe to them, won the battle.
It is a fact that war industry output was a key factor to winning the Battle of Britain.
(I acknowlege that women played a vital role in war
production output. The skill requirements were usually low, with
As women's labour during the war has been adequately dealt with
elsewhere, and the skilled labour of the tradesmen, in my opinion,
brushed aside, I felt a special treatment in favour of the trademen, is long over-due.
It was evident in my search for the above image, that there is an abundant number of photographs of women working on lathes,
but this above image is the only one of a tradesman working on a lathe in Britain in 1940 that I could find.
It's obvious to me that this is because certain political movements have a post-war agenda to push.)
ON THE HOME FRONT
British Women Contributing To The War Effort
AT THE SHOP FRONT
British Women queing at a shop.
British womem were vital to the war effort in many ways, not least being at the home front, making do with the scant rations
imposed on the nation. One reason for the Blitz was to attempt to
demoralise the women folk, but this was not achieved in the
slightest, but strengthened the women's resolve to carry on.
example of how the women felt can be drawn, when a Nazi airman was
dangling by his parachute from power lines. The local women
took to their kitchen knives and started attacking the poor chap.
He was rescued by British soldiers but alas, he died later from his
Don't upset British Women whatever you do.
ENGLISH HISTORY AND
THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM
St Paul's after the Firestorm of 29tth December, 1940.
St Paul's was a symbol that represented all of what England stood for,
and Hitler was determined to destroy it.
This section may not
everybody's liking. But what the hell. I'm gunna publish it
a lot to tell
and if you keep reading you might understand why I'm excited about
what I have learned.
Reading is a dying art I
hear, and so I decided to write the stuff that's been on my mind on
that crams as many facts into as a provocatve a format
as possible. I'm just interested in
truth and don't have time
for all the rubbish that has smoke-screened
the people from it. There are plenty of sites
that deal with the
smoke-screen, just google the key words in my
handouts to find out more about those peripheral issues if you wish.
FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF
privileges and protection that the British people have experienced
throughout history are for a reason.
Read why we should
the unprecedented freedom the British people have experienced for
over 400 years.
download 'Four Hundred Years Of Freedom' click on the Download Button:
The British Empire's Reason For Being
said the sun never set upon the British Empire. There is only one
reason for the existence and success of the British Empire and that was
to provide a platform from which God could produce a nation free from
Roman Catholic interference, free the people from serfdom, which incidentally happened some five
centuries before Napoleon freed Europe of serfdom (curiously the pope was made a prisoner at the same time), develop laws
and institutions that promote freedom, translate the King James Bible
and spread this bible around the world. This King James Bible was
then translated into a miriad of languages, thereby helping to fullfill
prophecies in the New Testament concerning the preaching of the Gospel
to all the world.
God is not responsible for the evils
committed by the British in the process, as He did not have complete
control over the British people, but merely guided them in right paths.
His people could follow or not. That's freedom. But His
servants did to some extent redress those evils by eliminating slavery
and instituting many other reforms that were adopted by Great Britain
and the Empire as well as many other nations throughout the globe.
Cardinal Manning, English Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminister said in 1859:
"England is the head of Protestantism, the centre of its movements and
the stronghold of its power. Weakened in England it is paralysed
everywhere. Conquered in England, it is conquereded throughout
the world. All else is but a warfare of detail" Jesuit
Plots From Elizabethan to Mordern Times by Albert Close p. 18.
The British Empire declined when the
people re-admitted the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests after two hundred
of exile. The British weren't the only nation to exile the
Jesuits, and for good reason. Soon after their re-admittance, a
steady decline in the Protestant
faith followed, beginning with the Oxford Movement, where today, the
people have almost completely forgotten
their Protestant heritage and are now being over-run by Roman
Mohammedans and others. When a nation looses the control their own borders, they have lost their sovereignty. Great Britain has lost her national
sovereignty and is now chained to the Vatican inspired Nazi European
Hitler has a partial win!
What is astounding is the fact it
takes an Australian like me to see the reality of the situation.
The British are truly blinded as was Samson upon his capture. But
there are Brits who have not let the side down and are making
I'm sorry this is not a popular view. As I've read in the
Scriptures, God wasn't very popular either. This is probably the
first time you have been exposed to such a viewpoint. The reason
being, that those with such viewpoints are hounded down into silence.
Just have a look at this movie, exposing secret societies. Note the reaction of the audience when the truth is told.
THE FOURTH REICH
The Reich has world
domination as it's ultimate goal. The 3rd Reich was never
defeated. It just transitioned to the 4th Reich via the UN and the EU
with some help from 'Paper Clip' , etc. It's final stage is a
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My British Fortress
where does all this leave me. Knowing that the British Empire has
fallen and the Protestant Fortress of Britain is falling. It
leaves me wondering. And I've come to the conclusion that if
there is no longer a British Fortress to rely upon out there, I must
fall back upon the resolve to stand for the right though the heavens fall, and be a
fortress to my loved ones. And if my home falls, then it's up to
me to stand on my own.
it's actually God who is my fortress, and a mighty fortress He
is. He wants me to imitate Him is some small way, but not as an
of saving myself but rather as an example to others, how my saving
relationship with God changes me so I reflect Him.
I invite all to become the fortress God intends you to be. It
doesn't matter what your nationality is, or your race. God wanted
the British Empire to be a blessing to the world through the spreading
of freedom and the Holy Bible to the four corners of the globe.
Accept His invitation offered freely to all. In Acts 16:30-31 KJB, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do
to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . . .’
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." John 8:36 KJB
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