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.

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…

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…