When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today
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I’m doing a few talks this summer on the subject of my new book A War of Empires. I do hope you’ve heard of it! One of the questions I’m regularly asked…
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I had a marvellous day at the Chalke Valley History Festival yesterday. The sun was shining (mostly), the audience was large and appreciative (and not…
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Virginia Hall and La Resistance Française
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I tend to read two or three books a week for pleasure: my work-related book reading is on top of all this. When looking back over the last year to ask…
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Julien Bryan in Poland, September 1939
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Or, how to let ideology and personal hubris lead a movement over the cliff
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I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Sir Antony Beevor this week to discuss his new book on the two Russian revolutions of 1917 and the civil war that…
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Some observations on generalship from Socrates to Stilwell and Slim, via Napoleon and a few others on the way
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By the late Gordon Graham MC*
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The government’s Integrated Review, ‘Britain in a Global Age’ is now over a year old. It was written long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, an…
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I have read a range of books about the British Army recently, and they have all been very different, despite covering much the same ground. Simon Akam’s…
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