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  1. MWC 53 - French Soldier 1940s

    by , Mar 3, 2016 at 04:29 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    After the declaration of War by Britain and France against Germany on 3rd September 1939 there was a relatively quiet period when it was believed that open war could still be avoided. Germany was in fact using the time to build up a massive stockpile of arms and ammunition that it would need in the coming battle, German troops also had time to rest following the attack on Poland.
    The French Army ...
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  2. MWC 52 - Luftwaffe Pilot 1960s

    by , Mar 2, 2016 at 11:53 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The modern Air defence force of West Germany was founded in 1956 during the cold war and was a key part of NATOs strategic air defence network, at the same time as Russia was backing the Air force of East Germany, many German pilots how had formerly fought against the Allies were now being trained to use American equipment and Aircraft.
    The first Aircraft were Republic F-84 Thunderstreak and then in 1960
  3. MWC 51 - British Pilot 1940s

    by , Feb 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The Battle of Britain was clearly a defining moment in World War II, Germany's Blitzkrieg tactics had been highly successful and the seaborne invasion of Britain, operation Sea Lion was ready to come into action. It was imperative for Germany that the RAF was neutralised and this, along with decimating Aircraft production capacity, was the aim of Herman Georing, As head of the Luftwaffe he brought everything ...
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  4. MWC 50 - Southern African Soldier 1970s

    by , Feb 24, 2016 at 08:32 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    In 1964 Ian Smith, a former RAF pilot, became Prime Minister of Rhodesia, at the time a self governed British colony. Smith wanted to make Rhodesia independent and in principle the British authorities were agreeable so long as the majority Black population were provided with a power sharing agreement, this was not what Smith and his supporters wanted and in 1965 Rhodesia unilaterally declared its independence. ...
  5. ​Special Edition 7, Russia in Space

    by , Feb 15, 2016 at 03:47 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Many different watches have been worn by ​Russian Cosmonauts, for example;
    ​On the first manned Space flight, Yuri Gagarin wore a Shockproof, water resistant Sturmanskie, these were based on a watch from the French firm Lip.
    In 1960 NII-Chasprom, a Science Institute based in Belarus, made a small number of Electro Mechanical watches for the Soviet space agency, they are very rare ...
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