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It’s been really interesting, over the past few years, visiting newly redeveloped museums. And even more interesting reading the various reviews. Lets face it, we all like a good moan. And even more, we like to try and knock down … Continue reading →Read more
I’ve been watching some of the debates centred on military history with great interest. The Centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres (or is it Paschendaele?!) and the release of the film Dunkirk have inspired much navel-gazing and hand-wringing from … Continue reading →Read more
HNoMS Helge Ingstad, a Norwegian Navy Otto Svedrup class Frigate entering Portsmouth last week escorting the USS George HW Bush.Filed under: UncategorizedRead more
USS Phillipine Sea, a Ticonderoga class cruiser of the US Navy, called in at Portsmouth last weekend escorting the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush. It’s on it’s way home after a week-long exercise. Time for a paint … Continue reading →Read more
Hi all! I know that it’s been a long time – I’m still recovering after D-Day 70! – but just to let you all know that I will be signing copies of ‘Portsmouth’s World War One Heroes’ at Waterstones in … Continue reading →Read more
Well it seems like weeks since I’ve last updated here – in fact, its been months! After getting frustrated with the lack of progress with my IT Band, I finally bit the bullet and went to see Cliff at Kings … Continue reading →Read more
Last weekend I spent a very interesting couple of days working at our D-Day 70 Community Conference. As well as a visit to Southwick House which served as Eisenhower, Montgomery and Ramsay’s headquarters in the days prior to D-Day (I’d … Continue reading →Read more
The D-Day landings and the campaign in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945 are normally thought of as beginning in Normandy on 6 June and ending in Berlin on 8 May 1945. As usual with anything military history related, the real story behind the scenes is much different. The whole campaign from D-Day onwards depended on much preparation in Britain for months, if not years afterwards. In fact, virtually every corner of Britain will have some kind of connection with D-Day. Continue reading →Read more
With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War looming, we have already seen a steady increase in the amount of programs related to the First World War on television. Here’s my assessment of what we have seen … Continue reading →Read more
This week's Top Gear had a very interesting segment about the British Army's use of 'soft-skinned' vehicles in Afghanistan. It is a subject that has been well written about, but now that Operation Herrick is winding down, is it time to pose some questions on British military procurement? It is well known that the British Army entered the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan relying almost solely on the faithful Land Rover for patrolling. Was this a case of simply retaining equipment that had been intended...
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