Author Archives: M_Corbett

British author’s book gathers true stories of the bloodshed of Latvia’s Kurzemes katls

Press launch: Monday June 19, 1600 at Occupation Museum, Riga. Raina bulvaris 7. Contact Liga Strazda. A multi award-winning British documentary journalist will launch a remarkable book about the carnage of the Second World War in Latvia at the Occupation … Continue reading

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Entries invited: Bill Braham Memorial Essay Competition

The Pike and Shot Society, in conjunction with Helion and Company, are very pleased to announce the inauguration of the annual Bill Braham Memorial Essay Writing Competition. The Pike and Shot Society is an international organisation promoting the study of … Continue reading

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Did ‘dirty war’ tactics kill more guerrillas in Rhodesia than conventional military units?

Glenn Cross investigates Chemical Biological Warfare in Southern Africa Although some nations have developed or acquired chemical or biological agents, few have ever used these weapons against their adversaries. One of the few countries ever thought to have used chemical … Continue reading

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Birmingham publisher sweeps the board at British military history ‘Oscars’

A BIRMINGHAM-based publisher has won the top two accolades at the ‘Oscars’ of British military history publishing – the Templer Awards. Helion and Company, which has also celebrated its 20th anniversary, published both the best book on British military history … Continue reading

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WW1 historian calls for PTSD pledge

A prize-winning First World War historian and psychiatrist has called for a cross-party commitment to deliver improved services for armed forces veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) this Mental Health Awareness Week. Dr Stefanie Linden’s proposal for a book … Continue reading

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South Africa’s conflicts along the Angolan Frontier – a contrasting view

Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland and the Middle East have tended to hug the headlights for decades. In contrast, South Africa’s efforts to combat insurgency in what is today northern Namibia and Southern Angola received sparse attention beyond our own frontiers. … Continue reading

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Two Wheels to War – Volunteer motorcycle despatch riders and the British Expeditionary Force 1914

Two Wheels to War is the story of the first motorcycle despatch riders – the talented volunteers who served alongside the Regular Army in 1914. With no military training, they served on the retreat from Mons, at the Marne and … Continue reading

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The Polish Brigade at Arnhem

Released in 1946, Brian Desmond Hurst’s film Theirs Is The Glory recounts the part played by the British 1st Airborne Division, in concert with the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, during operation MARKET GARDEN in September 1944… At least that … Continue reading

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Britain’s Forgotten War With the Soviets

By Damien Wright Why should such a remarkable event as the two-year campaign by the British Government to militarily defeat the Bolsheviks (later known as the ‘Soviets’) on Russian soil be virtually forgotten today? From August 1918-July 1920 – initially … Continue reading

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Paper Soldiers: Hamburg Tactica Show 2017

By Peter Dennis Every year, a small group of the Perry mafia goes over to the Hamburg Tactica Show as guests of the organisers. I like to repay their hospitality with a piece of artwork for whatever purpose, and last … Continue reading

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