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.

Germany in August 1939 – Not as Developed as Myth Would Have It

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In Plauen, in south-east Germany, the men of Artillerie Regiment…

Historians Have Been To Quick To Criticise the Allied Armies

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I've been thinking for a long time that too many historians have…

Citroen Back & Purring

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I've just got my Citroen back after a small time out of action.…

John Semken of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry

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I've just posted up one of the most profoundly moving interviews…

Not Bad Going for a Sixty-Two Year-Old

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Last year, we used my 1949 Paris-built Citroen 11B during the…

Why Did Rolls Royce Merlin Have a Carburettor When the Daimler Benz Had Fuel Injection?

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This is a piece by my good friend Professor Rick Hillum in response…

The Last Great Hero

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The Extraordinary Life of Field Marshal Alexander When I was…

The Slide to War

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Adolf Hitler’s birthdays had, since his coming to power…

THE GERMAN MIRACLE OF 1940 AND WHY LIGHTNING FAILED TO STRIKE TWICE IN 1944

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The Victory That Should Never Have Happened The German triumph…

Gottendammerung in Hitler's Bunker

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Antony Beevor is now working on a book about D-Day. Funnily enough,…

General Francis Tuker and the Bombing of Monte Cassino

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It was not until after the failed attack by II Polish Corps…

Yet More Rubbish About Fighter Command & the Battle of Britain

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I am afraid that Anthony J. Cumming is quite wrong in his article…