Author Archives: Leonni Ward

What the Allied Air Forces Did in Sicily

By Alexander Fitzgerald-Black. It was a hot and dry summer afternoon in Sicily. Most of the locals had already gone home to take in their early afternoon siesta. It was 2013, and I was part of a Canadian-American battlefield study … Continue reading

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The Revd G. A. Studdert Kennedy – Much more to him than Woodbines

By Linda Parker. Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy became one of the most famous army chaplains of the Great War. He gained a place in popular imagination as ‘Woodbine Willie’, a popular and brave chaplain who gave our cigarettes with bibles … Continue reading

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The First Modern Air War in Latin America: The Chaco Air War, 1932-1935

By Antonio Luis Sapienza The Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia was the first modern conflict in Latin America in the 20th Century where military aviation was widely used in all roles. Bolivia had a very powerful military aviation, but … Continue reading

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Rowland Jones – Old Boy of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School

By Jane Ainsworth. I received an exciting New Year ‘gift’ when I was contacted ‘out of the blue’ (actually South Wales) by Robert Briggs, one of the nephews of Rowland Jones. Robert’s older brother David had recently given him and … Continue reading

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A Most Enigmatic War: R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45

By James Goodchild. Following publication of my book A Most Enigmatic War: R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence, Helion have kindly asked me to write a short article about the importance of the research into this fascinating … Continue reading

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Defending Island Britain in the Second World War

By David Rogers. I have been writing books for Helion and Company for a number of years now. In most cases these books have explored the infrastructure of war, that is to say the process of government and the effect … Continue reading

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Ken Wharton’s Latest Work on the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’

By Ken Wharton This latest edition continues Wharton’s remarkable compilation of the period of history which blighted Northern Ireland for around 30 years, known as the troubles. He uses thorough research, analysis and oral testimony from those who fought there, … Continue reading

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From Reason to Revolution Events Update

For fans of the From Reason to Revolution, we have two special events coming up in Spring 2018. Firstly, Helion is co-sponsoring the 2018 East Midlands Napoleonic Days, taking place at the Long Acre Studios, Bingham (formerly the drill hall … Continue reading

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Revisiting the French expedition to Egypt

By Yves Martin. To most readers interested in the Napoleonic period the story of Egyptian conquest by the French seems like a familiar tale. Upon closer observation, especially when digging through the very rich French archives and memoirs, there are … Continue reading

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Upcoming book on the life of the Earl of Derby

By John Callow When does an interest in an historical figure begin? In my own case, it started as a boy with a rain storm that drummed against the windows of Turton Tower, blotted out the pale spring sunshine and … Continue reading

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