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Who were the men who commanded the British Army in the numerous small wars of the Victorian Empire? Today, many are all but forgotten, save the likes of Cardigan, Kitchener, Baden-Powell and Gordon of Khartoum. Yet they were a disparate and fascinating assemblage, made up of men of true military...
By Chris Brown
Bannockburn 1314 is the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England. A decisive victory for Robert Bruce, it secured for Scotland independence from England. It was the greatest defeat the English would suffer throughout the Middle Ages, and a huge personal humiliation for Edward.II Chris Brown's account recreates the campaign...
The Lost Landsers - The Unpublished Photographic History of the German Army: Sand, Snow and Mud, 1941-1942
By Vince Milano
From 1939 to 1945 a generation of German men sacrificed their youth for the wrong cause and then rejoined a society that wanted to forget the horrors of war.
Ray Clark had a simple idea: send a postcard - the same postcard - depicting a memorial to war dead to those who might share their thoughts with others on loss, remembrance, war and peace. The response was remarkable. Men and women from all walks of life, from the Cabinet,...
By Jennie Gray
Anthony Cotterell was a brilliant journalist, conscripted into the British Army in 1940. Here, his diary and selected war journalism are presented together to give a new insight into the life and work of the man who created a unique and vivid form of war reporting.
By Tim Rees
In Sights is one man's journey from boyhood to manhood, ultimately finding himself in the theatre of war. It is a journey littered with colourful anecdotes that offer insight into male bonding. Few paths have included such diverse experience. From military training in the Guards Depot to Trooping the Colour,...
By Ian Hernon
The British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it hasn't all been one way as shown in this dramatic history of the survival of an island race over 900 years - sometimes, surprisingly, against the odds.
On 10 December 1941, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese bombers in the South China Sea. Amongst the several hundred men who went down with her was her Captain, John Leach, who had fought against frightful odds and to the very end made the...
By Eva Wood
Luise Urban was born in 1933 into a world about to be turned upside down. Her family lived east of the river Oder. Crucially, her family were not Nazi Party members and suffered as a result. As the Third Reich crumbled and the Red Army advanced, she was one of...