Harrumphing into my cornflakes
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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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The Suffolk Regiment in Malaya 1949-53
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The Amiens raid, 1944
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The Phoney Major
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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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Some observations on generalship from Socrates to Stilwell and Slim, via Napoleon and a few others on the way
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My friends at the Land Warfare Centre last week published the first major rewrite of the Army Doctrine Publication since, I think, the first version…
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When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today
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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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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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