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THE M (FOR MISSING) CLASS Two entire Royal Navy submarine crews died when H.M. Submarines M-1 and M-2 ended up as wrecks on the seabed - losses that also brought the use of the M-class submarines to an abrupt end. Kendall McDonald investigates both of these disasters, and how one of the wrecks, that of M-1, remained missing for seventy-four years. THE FORGOTTEN DAMBUSTERS At midnight on 16 May 2008, aviation enthusiasts will gather on the Mohne and Eder Dams to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid. Yet, just six miles away from the Mohne, a third dam attacked that night will stand quietly without ceremony or commemoration. Why has the Sorpe Dam, and the men sent to attack it, been overlooked for so long? Aviation artist and historian Mark Postlethwaite uncovers the story of the 'Forgotten Dambusters'. RELICS OF A RAID Alexander Nicolls investigates surviving examples of the various bombs used by the Dambusters. BIRTH OF A LEGEND Trained to fight in desert or jungle, on land or sea, on mountains or plains, in freezing cold or burning heat - anywhere in the world. Bound by an iron code of discipline to dare and win, the SAS is probably the most efficient fighting force ever formed. Rafe McGregor takes a look at the making of a legend. REGULARS DATAFILE In this month's Datafile, the first in our revised format, Mark Khan examines the Lewis Gun. CAMERA AT WAR A selection of photographs of German aircraft taken during the North African Campaign in the Second World War. IMAGE OF WAR 26 June 1944: A North Sea rescue and the Victoria Cross.
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