Wing-Commander Yeo-Thomas joined the Special Operations Executive in February 1942. Yeo-Thomas was known to the French Resistance as 'Shelley' or as the 'White Rabbit'. In February 1943, Yeo-Thomas was parachuted into Normandy. From here, he travelled to Paris where he had been given the task of organising the various resistance movements that were found throughout France.
The Mulberry Harbour was built for D-Day in June 1944. The Mulberry Harbour's purpose was to ease and speed up the unloading process so that Allied troops were supplied as they advanced across France after breaking out from Normandy. The success of D-Day could only be maintained if the advancing troops were supplied and more men landed.
Trenches and life within those trenches have become an enduring topic from World War One. Throughout the war millions of soldiers experienced and endured the horrors of trench warfare. Some wrote down for posterity what these experiences were and as time has moved on from World War One more and more of these written documents - frequently in the form of a diary - have come to light.
The Graf Spee had been forced into Montevideo after the British success at the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939 - the first major naval action of World War Two. The Graf Spee sailing into Montevideo The Graf Spee harboured in Montevideo - much to the surprise of the British naval attaché's office based there.
Gustaf Mannerheim was born in Finland on 4th June 1867 into a wealthy family. Mannerheim was to command Finland's military during the Winter War from 1939-1940 when Russia attacked after her occupation of eastern Poland at the start of World War Two. At the age of fourteen, Mannerheim was sent to the Military Cadet School in Hamina - though Finland's future military commander was expelled for disciplinary reasons.
Content Studies at Medieval Oxford and Cambridge Universities was based around what was studied at Paris University. Many tutors and students had attended Paris University and it was only natural that the subjects studied there and the teaching techniques would be copied. As an example, Paris held what was known as a Lenten Determination.