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.

WORLD WAR II TV DOCUMENTARIES

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A few years ago, I was having lunch with Richard Lake, a…

SICILY ’43: The Assault on Fortress Europe

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  In terms of men landed in a single day, Operation…

The Triumph of the Dams Raid

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Such was the secrecy in which Operation CHASTISE was mounted,…

The Bengal Famine - Was Churchill to Blame?

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This is an extract from my book Burma 44:  Before heading…

Dick Winters

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The main reason for being in Gettysburg was to visit Erik Dorr…

Gettysburg

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I was first at Gettysburg some ten years ago - staying there…

DUNKIRK: DOES HISTORICAL ACCURACY MATTER?

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I've just been to a screening of this very exciting new movie…

Battle of Britain Day 76 Years On

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Even today, we still tend to paint a picture of plucky little…

Wine & War: Sicily

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Sicily: an island of myths and legends, and of ancient ruins;…

Dunkirk 1940: Hitler's Halt Order

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Just why Hitler gave his infamous order to halt the advancing…

General Mark Clark & the Fall of Rome

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On the whole, historians have not been kind to General Mark…

Naples '44 & the Warnings of History

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One of the things that always astonishes me is just how little…