WWI

  1. Through Adversity - 'Lives of Three Operational Pilots' by Alastair Goodrum

    The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots My seventh and latest book tells the stories of three pilots from widely differing places: Lincolnshire, Warwickshire and South Africa, and social backgrounds: sons of a country JP, a market gardener and a vet. They are typical of the composition of the RAF and their individual military...
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  2. The Great Scuttle by David Meara

    The End of the German High Seas Fleet Witnessing History One hundred years ago last summer an extraordinary and dramatic event took place, a coda to the end of the First World War. The scuttle of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, on 21st June 1919, Midsummer’s Day was the greatest single loss of...
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  3. Memorials of the Western Front by Marcus van der Meulen

    Memorials - Places of Remembrance This year marks the centenary of the Armistice, which ended the First World War. In the past four years commemorations of all sorts have taken place. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the observation of the Battle of the Somme centennial at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, France, in 2016...
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  4. Der Kapitan: U-Boat Ace Hans Rose by Markus F. Robinson

    Der Kapitan - History and “Fake” History - Beware of Secondary Sources Winston Churchill wrote ‘history is written by the victors.’ His statement succinctly captures the reality that all history is reported from a given perspective. As readers of history it is important we acknowledge this truism. As writers of history it is even more important we understand and acknowledge...
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  5. Evesham's Military Heritage by Stan Brotherton

    Evesham’s Military Heritage? An interesting title and a fascinating subject; but how to write such a book? The challenge wasn’t the lack of material. Indeed, the opposite is true: there’s far too much. After all, entire books have been dedicated just to Simon de Montfort (Earl of Leicester) and the Battle of Evesham (4th August 1265); its context, characters, impact...
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  6. Jutland – the most Decisive Battle of the First World War by Phil Carradice

    The Battle of Jutland, fought on 31 May 1916, has long been regarded as an indecisive stalemate with neither side willing to risk the safety of its capital ships. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Jutland was actually the most significant action fought during the four long years of war, either on land or on the ocean...
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