Category: REVIEWS

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…

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…

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…

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…

What was it like to land on D-Day in the deadliest place? Over many years, I’ve read a fair few accounts of the hell that…

Book Review by Mark Barnes It is close to a year since my first ever visit to the Waterloo battlefield. The trip brought an end…

The victory summer of 1919 saw important visitors drop anchor off my home town. The Atlantic Fleet sailed into the Thames Estuary with a great…

Heaps of captured arms have been a symbol of victory since time immemorial. The Second World War was no different, especially for a Nazi regime…

The Images of War series from Pen & Sword are no strangers to my dusty corner of the WHO monolith, and this latest batch continues to…

From the moment this book dropped through my letterbox, it had me thinking back several decades to a TV drama featuring Lee Majors in the…

Company volleys fired from these rifles created the loudest noise any living Zulu had ever heard in 1879. Their stopping power was brutal. If you…

The Fairey Battles of the AASF were thrown at the enemy but suffered terrible losses It is quite understandable that books about the chaos of…