Historical facts and comment.
Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943
The strategic importance of the back-and-forth fighting between Allied and Axis troops in North Africa from 1941 to 1943 has long been debated. In some respects, it was a sideshow to World War II, the main event being in Europe. Germany only became involved to rescue the Italians, but then General Erwin Rommel's dash and flair raised the possibility of humiliating the British.
Answering the Call:
Letters from 2/4th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry (P.A.) 1914-1919
John H.F. Mackie (Editor)
This is a magnificent book that brings alive the real joys, fears and frustrations of a generation that is all but lost. It is compiled and complete in every aspect bringing to life the […]
Beating Retreat: Hong Kong and the Last Governor
In June 1898 Hong Kong and the New Territories were leased to Britain for 99 years. In June 1997 the lease expires and Britain’s largest remaining colony will be handed back to China. To mark this event, […]
This is the official history of an extraordinary institution – the Royal Warrant. Most of us are aware of the Royal Coats of Arms which appear on everything from pots […]
In the Eye of the Storm: Commanding the Desert Rats in the Gulf War
Major General Patrick Cordingley
The author recounts his command of the 7th Armoured Brigade Group – the Desert Rats – during the Gulf War; from preparation and training, to coping with the pressures of […]
The Starvation Blockades:
The Naval Blockades of WWI
During World War 1 Britain and Germany tried to starve each other into submission by naval blockades. Both blockades antagonised the USA. The torpedoing of the Lusitania with the heavy loss of US lives nearly brought America into […]