Category Archives: Press Releases

Centenary Commemorations: Passchendaele. 103 Days in Hell

A TV historian and author is set to mark the Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres by telling the personal stories of those who fought during a nightmare struggle which has become known a Passchendaele.  South-West London-based Alexandra Churchill … Continue reading

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British First World War Studies graduate secures Great War book deal: An Army of Brigadiers

A BIRMINGHAM University graduate has penned a ‘ground-breaking’ book on British First World War brigadier-generals, released during the centenary year of the Battle of Arras. Dr Trevor Harvey’s remarkable work, An Army of Brigadiers. British Brigade Commanders at the Battle … Continue reading

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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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Remembering Montgomery: The largest Civil War battle fought in Wales

The largest English Civil War battle to take place in Wales – involving more than 8,000 soldiers – has been reappraised in a ground-breaking new book, written more than 350 years later. The Battle of Montgomery, 1644. The English Civil … Continue reading

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Remembering the Centenary of the First Tank Crews who fought at the Somme

John Lennon’s maths teacher, the Scottish chemist Stuart Hastie (who introduced science into the whisky distilling process), the grandson of the social reformer Joseph Rowntree and the champion rose grower Bill Harkness… These are just four of the brave souls … Continue reading

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Accrington Pal Remembered at Library Author Event – 1 September, 2016

THE author of a new book on an Accrington Pal – who survived the Battle of the Somme – will give a free-to-attend talk at Accrington Library on Thursday, 1 September. Accrington-born Private Jack Smallshaw was one of the first … Continue reading

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University Centre Hosts Major English Civil War Conference

A MAJOR English Civil War Conference is set to return to the town’s iconic Rowley’s House building and University Centre Shrewsbury base on Saturday, 10 September. Supported by official event partners the Pike and Shot Society, and organised by 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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1745 Jacobite Rising set for Culloden reappraisal

A fresh take on the 1745 Jacobite Rising – a pivotal moment in British history – is set to hit the shelves in its 270th anniversary year. Dr Christopher Duffy, Chairman of the 1745 Association, will launch his work Fight for … Continue reading

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‘Farrar the Para’: The boy soldier who became a General

HE ran away from school and joined the Army under-age during the Second World War – rising through the ranks to command NATO’s Northern Region as a full General. Now, the life and campaigns of celebrated Royal Welch Fusilier, Gloucestershire … Continue reading

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