Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

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:

Feelings remain raw. If you are a regular subscriber to WHO you will have dipped into the occasional Second World War themed article on the…

If you have been anywhere along the coastline of Europe in territory which had been occupied by the Nazis you will come across the concrete…

The thing about naval books is they have to be big. They can’t be small because the scale thing is important. If other reference books,…

The pictures are amazing and those crazy Dutch guys know how to pick them. It isn’t a book of MVs, it’s a long running love…

This book has been propping up the pile for some time in my mistaken belief that it would be a piece of suitable frippery for…

D-Day has been done to death and the continuous re-interpretation of countless other events DUNKIRK – The Men They Left Behind By Sean Longden D-Day has…

This is not a pretty story from any perspective, there no sides with clean hands ITALY’S SORROW – A year of war 1944-45 By James…

Straight to business: Here we are with an absolute stunner in this series. Are you bored with me telling you this? It shows the people…

This book serves as a fitting tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Command personnel killed in… AVRO LANCASTER – 1941 onwards (all marks) Owners’ Workshop Manual…

If ever a book could be described as ‘groundbreaking’ it is After The Battle’s Battle of Britain – Then And Now’ THE BATTLE OF FRANCE – THEN…

They had been attempting to drop a new 12,000lb at low altitude in the face of heavy flak… BREAKING THE DAMS By Charles Foster Sixty-five years…

There are the Arabs themselves, enmeshed in a spaghetti of politics  Setting the desert on fire – TE Lawrence and Britain’s secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918…