Harrumphing into my cornflakes
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Some years ago, soon after I had published The Jail Busters, my exploration of the story at the heart of the February 1944 raid on Amiens prison, my…
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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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Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Graham MC and Bar
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Please remember the name of this man – Captain Sein Tun, 2nd Battalion Burma Rifles, killed in action at Myitkyina on 18 January 1945. In a recent post…
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19-26 March 1944
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The rise of Nazism in Europe
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For those who haven’t seen my short review of the dreadful book by the American activist Caroline Elkins in the excellent The Critic, I attach it here…
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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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The origin of the most famous phrase in military remembrance
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The Phoney Major
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