Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Twitter Tour of the Great War by Alex Calvo

The 100-year anniversary of the Great War, which together with associated conflicts such as the Russian Civil War and Japan’s 21 Demands on China had a profound impact on the whole world and planted the seeds of the Second World … Continue reading

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King Arthur’s Wars: The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of England by Jim Storr

The Wandsyke is a late-, or probably post-, Roman period earthwork. It runs for about 45 miles from near Marlborough to Bristol, and is about 20 feet high in places. Have you even heard of it?  There are dozens, if not … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Voice by John H Rumsby

All military historians have their special interests; perhaps a particular war or campaign, generals and grand strategy, a local regiment, or the minutiae of uniforms and equipment. My own fascination has always been in the writings of the soldiers themselves… … Continue reading

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An interview with Bob Cook: Kohima Museum, York’s Curator

In 2013, Kohima was chosen as the ‘Greatest British Battle Ever’ in a deserved tribute to all those that for our tomorrow, gave their today. While many books and papers describe the battle and the wider Burma campaign – the … Continue reading

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Stretcher Bearer: Bob Hopper reflects on his uncle’s Second World War exploits in Egypt, Italy and Greece

My grandfather taught army recruits bayonet fighting in the First World War, so perhaps it was only natural that my father and his two brothers would volunteer to join the Territorial Army Queen’s Westminsters – later to be amalgamated in … Continue reading

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Britain’s Greatest Wartime Treasures: Protecting the British Royal Family in the Second World War by Andrew Stewart

The story of how the British Royal Family was protected during the Second World War has not previously been studied in any great detail. Whilst I was conducting research for another book about the invasion threat Britain faced throughout the … Continue reading

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