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…

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…

Battle of Britain Day

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Seventy-five years ago today, fierce aerial battles were taking…

Channel 4 Battle of Britain 75

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Here is the trailer for the two programmes out this week: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/battle-of-britain/videos/all/trailer

RAF Museum Battle of Britain Weekend

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The brilliant RAF Museum is holding a special Battle of Britain…

CHANNEL 4’S FILMS TO MARK THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 75TH

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Arrow Media are making two films to mark the 75th anniversary…

TANNER ON TV

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I’ve learned that a healthy amount of scepticism is needed…

ADMIN BOX

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I’m half way through Volume 2 of The War in the West, but this…

An Englishman at War - The Wartime Diaries of Stanley Christopherson

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I've been editing Stanley Christopherson's amazing diaries, and…

Chalke Valley History Festival 2014

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June 2013. A baking hot Saturday - the last of the month - and…

Cold War, Hot Jets

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My new series on BBC2 starts this coming Friday, 8th November,…

Stanley Christopherson Diaries

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I'm currently having great fun editing the wartime diaries of…

Chalke Valley History Festival 2103

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I've been very involved in getting this year's Festival up and…

Battle for Malta

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Today I'm heading up to London for the last day on the Battle…

New Look for Jack Tanner

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One of the really enjoyable moments in the book-writing process…

Spitfire Academy

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I've just posted up on You Tube the promo made by Sean Davison…

With Carlo's Beech 18 Over the Dams

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Don't get me wrong, filming is great fun, but it's also extremely…