Monthly Archives: February 2017

Exclusive Interview: Blood in the Forest author Vincent Hunt

Which period of history and specific events does your book Blood in the Forest. The End of the Second World War in the Courland Pocket cover? The Courland Pocket covered six battles between October 1944 and May 1945 in western … Continue reading

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Amid tales of Courland slaughter, one who survived – Crocodile Dundee

By Vincent Hunt Blood in the Forest is the story of the Courland Pocket – a series of apocalyptic battles between the Red Army and German and Latvian forces in the final stages of the Second World War. The author … Continue reading

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War in the Age of Victoria, 19th Century South African Campaigns: Remember Majuba!

By John Laband The victory of Boer irregulars over regular British troops at Majuba Hill in South Africa on 27 February 1881 had repercussions far greater than the scale of the battle itself. Majuba did more than validate Boer mobile … Continue reading

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Great War: The Battle of Arras – the Overlooked Campaign

By Jim Smithson Having spent many years visiting the Great War battlefields and being fascinated by the subject, I was always puzzled by the apparent lack of material on the Battle of Arras in April and May 1917.  Whilst still … Continue reading

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English Civil War: Researching ‘Cromwell’s Buffoon’, Regicide Thomas Pride

By Robert Hodkinson Colonel Thomas Pride is a paradox among prominent English Civil War figures. As the driving force behind ‘Pride’s Purge’, he was responsible for the forcible exclusion of moderate MPs from parliament in December 1648, which led directly … Continue reading

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The War in the North Sea. The Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy 1914-1918

By Quintin Barry This book (as its title suggests) is a history of the crucially important naval campaign in the North Sea during the First World War. The most well-known event there during the war was of course the Battle … Continue reading

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The fighting clergyman who won the Victoria Cross

The author of The Christian Soldier introduces his new biography: During my Great War research into the local Territorial Battalion, the 6th Sherwood Foresters (fondly known as ‘the Wild Men of the Peak’), I was taken aback to learn that … Continue reading

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