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.

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Articles by Mark Barnes:

Stug III – Reviewed by Mark Barnes

Author Mark Healy produced one of the finest books in the Haynes catalogue with his T-34 manual which appeared a few years back. His latest…

Two Excellent Titles from Casemate Publishers – Reviewed by Mark Barnes

The WHO Reviews department has moved to a new location. The exercise has taken many months to complete and dealing with lawyers and organising utilities…

Three Recent Titles Available from Pen & Sword – Rewieved by Mark Barnes

Eighty years ago an uncle I never met enjoyed fifteen minutes of fame as a war hero, but it came at a cost I cannot…

Lone Wolf – Reviewed by Mark Barnes

Hands up anyone who has heard of Richard Playne Stevens. I hadn’t before I read this intriguing book by aviation historian Andy Saunders and I’m…

The Crew – Review by Mark Barnes

There have been many great books devoted to the life of RAF Bomber Command in World War II and finding a device to cover what…

Stug III – Review by Mark Barnes

Stug III: Author Mark Healy produced one of the finest books in the Haynes catalogue with his T-34 manual which appeared a few years back.…

“Missing” – Review by Mark Barnes

It is to my constant regret that I didn’t begin my pilgrimage to the Great War battlefields until a few years into this century. That…

“The Defenders of Taffy 3” – Review by Mark Barnes

I’m not one for getting mired in statistics or arguments over the biggest this and the greatest that. The naval clashes of the 20th century…

“Champions of Flight” – Review by Mark Barnes

A good mate of mine loves the classic post war era of magazine advertisements for American cars. He handed over a few copies of Fortune…

“Frituur Zorro” Reviewed by Mark Barnes

About a million years ago I was an active member of the greatest military vehicle club that ever there was, because, because. We built ourselves…

Five New Books From The Pen & Sword Family Reviewed

As we edge closer to the fortieth anniversary, it’s a little surprising that the Falklands War continues to excite a fair degree of commentary and…

Three Varied Books From The Uniform Imprint – Reviewed

Travel down a certain unprepossessing road on the Neuve Chapelle battlefield and you will come to one of those spots where the local highway maintenance…