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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

    3 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

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

    4 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: Fooling Hitler
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    World War Two: Fooling Hitler

    6 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

    6 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

    4 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

    6 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...

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

    2 years 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: The Legend of Colditz
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    World War Two: The Legend of Colditz

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

    3 years 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. ...

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

    3 years 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: Carnage at Omaha Beach
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    World War Two: Carnage at Omaha Beach

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

    6 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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