Guest Authors

War History Online welcomes many guest authors who share their knowledge of the history on our pages. We work with various museums, historical societies and media outlets around the world. If you are interested in working with us or have a great story, please get in touch.

Mark Barnes is a longstanding friend of WHO, providing features, photography and reviews. He has contributed to The Times of London and other publications. He is the author of The Liberation of Europe (pub 2016) and If War Should Come due later in 2020.

mark.barnes.90281

Articles by Mark Barnes:

Seelöwe – Book Review by Mark Barnes

There is a scene at the end of the classic movie Battle of Britain where German troops are seen dumping lifejackets after defeat in the…

The Last Round Up – From Mark Barnes

Dilip Sarkar is perhaps best known for his histories of airmen and people involved in the Battle of Britain. This volume considers some of the…

Two Superb Tank Histories From The Casemate Stable – Review by Mark Barnes

I spend a bit of time haunting a few tank pages on social media and there are clearly die hards out there who can spot…

How To Kill A Panther Tank – Review by Mark Barnes

We all know what a tough year it has been since the pandemic took hold and there has been little to cheer on the military…

Frituur Zorro Restorations Volume 2 – Review by Mark Barnes

I am especially pleased to see this wonderful book from our friends at Narwal in the Netherlands. When I reviewed the first volume I engaged…

Blood, Metal, And Dust: How Victory Turned Into Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq – Review

A friend of my son didn’t enjoy what we might call an optimal life and he was keen on a military career to create a…

“The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä” – Reviewed by Mark Barnes

Just about anyone with an interest in military history will have seen some imagery from Finland’s Winter War with the Soviet Union of 1939-40. It…

“Black Tulip” – Reviewed by Mark Barnes

Biographies of well-known fighter aces often take on a standard formula whereby the spine of the story is filled with tails of mortal combat, the…

Four Excellent Manuals from Haynes – Review by Mark Barnes

I once collected a multi-volume aviation history part work we do not see the like of today thanks to the glories of the worldwide web…

Cameras, Combat and Courage – Review by Mark Barnes

It seems like a long time since I told you about the compelling Shooting Vietnam by Dan Brookes and the late Bob Hillerby. These two…

The First Blitz In 100 Objects – Review by Mark Barnes

It has been a while since I’ve been able to present any book reviews and I have a bit of a backlog to process. First…

Panther, the Big Cat is Heading Down Under

Mark Barnes shares exclusive images of the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum’s Panther Ausf A. The meticulous restoration carried out by Axis Track Services is…