Monthly Archives: November 2015

Worldwide £6k prize hunt leads to publishing windfall for First World War scholars

SHELL shock, British tank operations on the Western Front (1916-18) and ‘Operation Mars’ (1918) are the eclectic subject matters of three new books that have been commissioned following a worldwide hunt for the most promising First World War scholars. One … Continue reading

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The Rev ‘Tubby’ Clayton: The Wartime Chaplain Who Inspired Peacetime Movement ‘Toc H’

ONE of the most charismatic and influential Anglican Chaplains of the 20th century, The Rev P.B. ‘Tubby’ Clayton is set to be reappraised in the centenary year of Talbot House – the ‘Haven from Hell’ he created on the infamous … Continue reading

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How did Britain produce aircraft on a mass scale during the Second World War? David Rogers explores the ‘Shadow Factories’.

Before I started writing books I worked for a multi-national company for over 20 years. Every now and again I was sent on an assignment into the manufacturing division from my home in the research laboratories. During each of the … Continue reading

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‘War Horse’ at Monchy-le-Preux – 11 April 1917

Were the cavalry the only mobile force capable of exploiting any breakthrough in the trench stalemate? Stephen Barker argues his case: Monchy-le-Preux was one of the keys to the northern end of the Hindenburg Line, giving the Germans ideal observation … Continue reading

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Russian Military Studies Archive – An exciting new research facility opens!

A couple of years ago, thanks to one of those chance conversations that happen in academia, a librarian based at the Defence Academy heard about a number of Russian books and newspapers that had been placed in storage after a … Continue reading

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Did the Second World War REALLY end on VJ Day? David Rogers examines what it takes to truly end a global war

I wrote the first draft of this book in 2014 when the 70th anniversary of the end of the war was still distant in my calendar. I am not old enough to have lived through those days of May to … Continue reading

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