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‘new museum are(nt) rubbish’

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 03rd September 2017 at 15:58 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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What is Military History Now?

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 05th August 2017 at 10:22 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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HNoMS Helge Ingstad

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 04th August 2017 at 18:15 - Posted in Military Blogs

HNoMS Helge Ingstad, a Norwegian Navy Otto Svedrup class Frigate entering Portsmouth last week escorting the USS George HW Bush.Filed under: Uncategorized

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USS Phillipine Sea

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 04th August 2017 at 10:37 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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Book Signing – Saturday 2 August 2014

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 28th July 2014 at 22:33 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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IT Band = History?

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 13th June 2014 at 21:43 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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Military History: is there anything new to learn?

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 16th May 2014 at 0:10 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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D-Day on your Doorstep

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 06th April 2014 at 18:41 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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The Long Long LONG Trail: First World War on the TV (part 1)

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 20th March 2014 at 23:21 - Posted in Military Blogs

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 →

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Afghanistan, Vehicles, and Urgent Operational Requirements

Written by RSS Poster Daly History Blog on the 20th February 2014 at 22:54 - Posted in Military Blogs

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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