Sunday, June 7, 2009


President Barack Obama led a tribute yesterday to the Allied soldiers who stormed the beaches 65 years ago, to start the invasion of Europe and the end of World War 2.

"Friends and veterans, what we cannot forget – what we must not forget – is that D-Day was a time and a place where the bravery and selflessness of a few was able to change the course of an entire century," Obama said.

One of the machines that helped win the war was the humble Jeep - more than 600,000 of them were built during the war. And here's a nice YouTube video build of an Airfix Jeep, made to 1:72 scale, so suitable for display in a million-and-one aviation dioramas.

Video: Thanks to 'Basic Modelling'