Guest Authors

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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:

Montgomery – Friends Within Foes Without

Montgomery: Ok, let’s not beat about the bush. I’ve been fascinated by the subject of this book for a good while. He is the full…

Beneath The Restless Wave – Reviewed

Tony Beasley had a long career in the Royal Navy, where he started out at the very bottom with little prospect of a stunning life…

Java Sea 1942 Reviewed

I haven’t seen a great many of the books in the Campaign series from Osprey, but this one from Mark Stille is easy to recommend.…

Three Very Different Books From the Pen & Sword Stable

We are drifting into the world of the tinsel strewn ‘C’ word. In deluding ourselves that we provide a modicum of a public service, the…

The Home Front in Britain Then and Now – Reviewed

Christmas is coming, etc, so if you are looking for a potential stocking filler for the history buff in your life you would do well…

Air War Archive – Reviewed

The Barnsley juggernaut rolls on with yet another series of books through their Frontline imprint which offer much while being gentle on your wallet. Air…

Nine “Images of War” Books To Consider – Reviewed

It’s Black Friday where bargains prevail, so this is a good moment to dive into another pile of keenly priced books from the ever expanding…

Shooting Vietnam – Review by Mark Barnes

Having my feet firmly planted in the camps of archive photography and military history, I was bound to be drawn to this absorbing and often…

Reviews: Late Summer Books Round-Up

This dispatch will inevitably present something of a random spread of publications that landed on the WHO Reviews Dept doormat in recent months. First up…

Operation Torch Then And Now Reviewied

The Allied invasion of North Africa is a convoluted tale of politics, diplomacy, grand strategy and a military campaign. Operation Torch introduced the Americans to…

Scapa 1919 – The Archeology of a Scuttled Fleet

The Orkney islands sit above the north east coast of Scotland and this is where the Royal Navy made a shelter in the anchorage of…

Four Titles in The Images of War Range From Pen & Sword

Summer is fading in my part of the world, making this a good time to consider some of the military hardware books in the Images…