I’ve written a number of articles about the war, which I am posting here, as well as a number of pieces which will never be published in any other format. Two examples are the outlines I wrote for both my Malta and Italy books. In a nutshell, they are shortened versions of the final books – a brief, cut-down version – and hopefully a taster rather than a substitute.

Ken Adam: Oscar-Winning Set Designer & German RAF Typhoon Pilot

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Normandy, August 1944. In the six weeks since the pilots of 609…

Going Big for World War II at the Chalke Valley History Festival

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I'm getting very excited about the living history we are laying…

The Battle That Turned the War in the Far East

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  Just before Christmas, I finished writing a new book…

Could the Allies Have Won the War Without the Soviet Union?

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Ever since the end of the Cold War and the brief opening of the…

Germany & the Battle of Britain

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  I originally wrote this for BBC History Magazine, but…

Gunther Rall

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I was very lucky to have the chance to meet Gunther Rall at…

Air Power Over Normandy

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This June, the Chalke Valley History Festival is marking the…

Scottish Independence - A Warning From History

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It worries me that we here in England are taking the chilling…

Heinz Puschmann - Another Old Friend Gone

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This week I heard the sad news that Heinz Puschmann had died…

An Obsession with US Wartime Jackets

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I'm the first to admit I've probably got more Second World War…

Historic Newspapers

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I've often found scouring old newspapers from the war a great…

Secret Tales from the Italian Campaign

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I’ve been having a fascinating time during a ten-day research…