The Arsenal VG.33

The Arsenal de l’Aéronautique was created in 1936 as the French government nationalised and then rationalised the widely scattered and completely inefficient French aero industry. The new organisation created several advanced warplanes, primarily based on the designation suffix VG as an abbreviation indicating Ingenieur-Général Michel Vernisse and Jean Gaultier, who were the establishment’s head and …

Operation ‘Menace’ – The British and Free French Attempt To Take Dakar

An account of Operation ‘Menace’, the unsuccessful British and Free French attempt to take the port of Dakar in French West Africa (now Senegal) in August-September 1940. With details of the military forces, cruisers, destroyers and other equipment involved.