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Hi fellow hubbers, my name is Dave Harris, I'm 42 and I’m an artist, father of 2 and house-husband living in Cardiff in the UK. I specialise in highly detailed pencil and acrylic portraits from photographs, movie scenes and World War 2 art. Since I was a boy, I’ve had an interest in the various military operations and campaigns throughout history through to World War 2 and I am now focusing my artwork in the military and movie fields. I believe that in these difficult times of global conflicts, it's worth pausing for a while to consider the heroic feats of bravery of ordinary men and women who went to extraordinary lengths in combat and covert situations of days gone by. Hope you enjoy my hubs and thanks for stopping by!

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  • World War Two: Churchill's German Army
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    World War Two: Churchill's German Army

    2 years ago

    Around 10,000 Germans and Austrians fought for the Allies during the second world war. They volunteered to fight against their homeland and countrymen in critical operations across Europe. They endured the mistrust of...

  • World War Two: The Enigma Codebreakers Part 2
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    World War Two: The Enigma Codebreakers Part 2

    5 years ago

    Throughout the second world war, the Nazis believed that their Enigma coding machine was unbreakable, but the British had uncovered it's secrets. This ultimately shortened the war by an estimated 3 years and by the 8th...

  • World War Two: The Enigma Code Breakers Part 1
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    World War Two: The Enigma Code Breakers Part 1

    2 years ago

    Throughout World War Two the Nazis believed that their Enigma coding machine was unbreakable, but the British had uncovered it's secrets. This ultimately shortened the war by an estimated 3 years and by the 8th May...

  • Military History: The U.S. Airborne
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    Military History: The U.S. Airborne

    4 years ago

    The American paratrooper is trained to fight wherever in the world they are needed and they strike hard and fast behind enemy lines. From the bloody battlefields of World War Two to the present day, this is the story of...

  • World War Two: The Hunt For Hitler
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    World War Two: The Hunt For Hitler

    4 years ago

    Was the world lied to about Adolf Hitler's apparent suicide?, was it possible that the barbarous Nazi leader had escaped as Berlin came crashing down around him?, if not, then why was there such a prolonged and frenzied...

  • World War Two: Secrets of D-Day
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    World War Two: Secrets of D-Day

    3 years ago

    On the 6th June 1944, the future of liberty loving people across the world would be fought for on the beaches of the northern French coast at Normandy. D-Say was the culmination of months of planning by the Allied...

  • World War Two - Market Garden
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    World War Two - Market Garden

    5 years ago

    Operation Market Garden was Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery's bold plan to parachute Allied troops deep behind enemy lines into Nazi occupied Holland in September 1944. It was supposed to be the Allies final...

  • Military History: The Knights Templar Part 2
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    Military History: The Knights Templar Part 2

    24 months ago

    After the fall of Acre in 1291, the position of the Knights Templar has become untenable and the support for any more crusades has diminished. The future of the order now lies with it's new leader Jaques de Molay, but...

  • Military History: The Knights Templar Part 1
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    Military History: The Knights Templar Part 1

    24 months ago

    The Knights Templar were medieval warrior monks, regarded as legends of the Middle Ages, holy men, but devellish fighters, sworn to poverty, but richer than kings. They were believed to have guarded the most holy of...

  • World War Two: Fooling Hitler
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    World War Two: Fooling Hitler

    5 years ago

    Britain's ingenious deception methods during World War Two were immeasurable. Without them the Allies may never have achieved an eventual victory and the assistance of Britain's film studios during the war was to prove...

  • World War Two: The Home Front
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    World War Two: The Home Front

    5 years ago

    By 1940, Poland, Czechoslovakia, France and all the other occupied countries of Europe, had fallen under the tyrrany of the Nazi jackboot. If Britain didn't defend itself, it would surely suffer the same fate. Everyone...

  • Military History: Braveheart - The Real Story
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    Military History: Braveheart - The Real Story

    3 years ago

    For anyone who has seen the movie Braveheart and believes it was a true to life tale about William Wallace, forget it. Although it may be a great piece of Hollywood theatre, it is not an accurate portrayal of the true...

  • World War Two: The Missing Hurricane
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    World War Two: The Missing Hurricane

    5 years ago

    On August 18th, 1940 in the skies above the Kent countryside, a savage dogfight raged between the brave men of the Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe. Eye witnesses at the time recalled seeing a British fighter...

  • World War Two: Britain's Secret Army
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    World War Two: Britain's Secret Army

    2 years ago

    Discover how Hitler planned to conquer britain and the clandestine army who had been trained to repel any Nazi attack. Did the British Government hush up a German assault and why did church bells ring out to signal a...

  • Military History: Sparta v Athens
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    Military History: Sparta v Athens

    15 months ago

    Around 2,500 years ago, the massive Persian Army came from the East to enslave the independant cities of Greece and threaten the very existence of Western civilisation. Forced with overwhelming odds, Sparta and Athens...

  • World War Two: X-Boat Heroes
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    World War Two: X-Boat Heroes

    3 years ago

    Dicover the secrets of one of the most heroic missions of the second world war with the story of the courageous attack, carried out by 24 British servicemen, on the massive German battleship, the Tirpitz in September...

  • Military History: King Arthur: Man or Myth?
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    Military History: King Arthur: Man or Myth?

    2 years ago

    His existence has never been proven, his chivalry and bravery is said to have reunited Britain in the Dark Ages, but how far are we from discovering the truth about King Arthur? He is said to be one of Britain's...

  • World War Two: The Legend of Colditz
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    World War Two: The Legend of Colditz

    4 years ago

    This is my account of the truly remarkable, but notorious high-security German castle used as a prisoner of war camp in World War Two, that bore witness to numerous Allied escape attempts and daring MI9 rescue missions....

  • Military History: The Battle of Agincourt
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    Military History: The Battle of Agincourt

    24 months ago

    On the 25th October 1415, Henry V's army were vastly outnumbered by French knights at the Battle of Agincourt, but they did have one overwhelming advantage - the English longbow. This was the moment when a hundred years...

  • Military History: The S.A.S - Jungle Warriors
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    Military History: The S.A.S - Jungle Warriors

    24 months ago

    This is the strory of the SAS in Malaya, the scene of one of their greatest ever behind-the-lines successes, reliving why this particular campaign acted as the foundation for other famous and successful SAS endeavours. ...

  • My Top 10 War Movies
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    My Top 10 War Movies

    15 months ago

    In this hub I wanted to share with you my own personal top ten war movies, my thoughts on the films and the legendary movie stars who acted in them. It is I feel quite a broad mix of movies. On the whole centred around...

  • World War Two: Operation Valkyrie
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    World War Two: Operation Valkyrie

    21 months ago

    At midday on the 20th July 1944, Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg walked uneasily through the heavily guarded forest complex of FeildMarshall Keitel at the Wolfschanze, Hitler's headquarters for the eastern front in East...

  • World War Two: The Hitler Plots
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    World War Two: The Hitler Plots

    21 months ago

    There were an amazing 42 seperate assassination attempts on Adolf Hitler's life by both enemy agents and also high ranking Nazi soldiers. He was without doubt history's most hated man, millions wanted him eliminated, a...

  • World War Two: Carnage at Omaha Beach
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    World War Two: Carnage at Omaha Beach

    4 years ago

    D-Day, 6th June 1944 and utter carnage is about to unfold on one of the American forces' designated Normandy beaches. Tragedy strikes as over 2,000 casualties are sustained in artillery fire on Omaha beach in one of the...

  • World War Two: The Heroes of Biggin Hill
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    World War Two: The Heroes of Biggin Hill

    3 years ago

    It is now 70 years on from the Battle of Britain and the experiences of the men, women and civilians of Biggin Hill in the Kent countryside encapsulated the drama of this critical period in Britain's history. Repeatedly...

  • Nazi Britain - The Occupation of The Channel Islands in World War Two
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    Nazi Britain - The Occupation of The Channel Islands in World War Two

    5 years ago

    The Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied by the Germans during World War 2. While Hitler strengthened coastal defences, Winston Churchill abandoned the Islands to the mercy of the Nazis. ...

  • World War Two:  The Plan To Bomb New York
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    World War Two: The Plan To Bomb New York

    21 months ago

    While Allied aircraft are continually levelling German cities toward the end of the second world war, Hitler was hatching an audacious top secret plan to attack New York with his 'Amerika Bomber' , in a potentially...

  • World War Two: The Lancaster Bomber
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    World War Two: The Lancaster Bomber

    5 years ago

    The Lancaster was the most famous and most successful bomber of World War 2. This account reveals the pride and terror of the Allied aircrews involved in the campaign to bomb Germany into submission and bring an end to...

  • World War Two: Britain's Rogue Warrior
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    World War Two: Britain's Rogue Warrior

    4 years ago

    Paddy Mayne was a hell-raising hero of World War 2. He blew up thousands of German aircraft and convoys, and in true SAS style, killed hundreds of Germans with just his bare hands. In December 1941 at an airfield deep...

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