Monthly Archives: December 2014

Battle on the Lomba: The day a South African Armoured Battalion shattered Angola’s last mechanised offensive

“We didn’t have it all our own way; casualties followed most contacts but the most devastating day for squad morale was the direct hit by two MIG 21’s on 8 October… This is my story.” Those are the words of ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Top 5 African Military History books for Christmas

From books on the Lomba to Angola; the Selous Scouts to the Rhodesian Light Infantry, here Duncan Rogers, our Publisher, shares his top five recommendations for African military history enthusiasts. ‘Battle on the Lomba 1987: The Day a South African … Continue reading

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Understanding the Somme: “The real facts that enables the man in the street to understand what happened and why”

“Look to your left or right and see the Accrington Pals walking past you, or the Yorkshires running by in a hail of machinegun fire. It takes you back to as it was and where it happened with you standing … Continue reading

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Top 5 First World War books ‘yule’ love this Christmas!

Amidst the plethora of First World War books to hit the shelves in the past 12 months, Duncan Rogers -our Publisher – recommends five titles any military history enthusiast would be pleased to receive this Christmas (including yourself!) ‘Frontline Medic … Continue reading

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Top 5 Second World War books for your Christmas wishlist

If you’re battling First World War fatigue in this, the Centenary year, Duncan Rogers – our Publisher – picks the best Second World War books on our shelves to cleanse your military history palate this Christmas. ‘The Oder Front 1945 … Continue reading

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Michael LoCicero talks ‘A Moonlight Massacre: The Forgotten Last Act of the Third Battle of Ypres’

German-born and Pennsylvania-raised, our Commissioning Editor – Michael LoCicero – quickly rose to prominence in the Midlands’ military history scene following the completion of his PhD at the University of Birmingham. Here, the adopted ‘Brummie’ tells all about his new … Continue reading

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