Archives for September 2010

Hallmuir Ukrainian POW Chapel

Hallmuir Ukrainian POW chapel survives as a living memorial to over 400 Ukrainian prisoners of World War II. The Hallmuir Prisoner of War Camp … [Read more...]





Captain Kidd – The Hunt for the Truth

The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The … [Read more...]





Cruck Cottage, Torthorwald

The Cruck cottage at Torthorwald, just outside Dumfries, is the only example in the region of a building style which dates back to medieval … [Read more...]





Warrier to Dreadnought – Warship Development 1860-1905

In the 50 years that separated Warrior from Dreadnought there occurred a revolution in warship design quite unparalleled in naval history; a period … [Read more...]





Huddersfield Mills

Huddersfield's famous mills played a crucial role in the town's history and now they are a vital element in its heritage. In this fascinating survey … [Read more...]





Warspite

No warship name in British naval history has more battle honours than Warspite. While this book looks at the lives of all eight vessels to bear the … [Read more...]





The Grand Fleet – Warship Design and Development 1906-1922

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this … [Read more...]





Empire and Espionage – Spies in the Zulu War

The Anglo-Zulu War may be best remembered for the military blundering that led to the astonishing British defeat at Isandlwana, but as Stephen Wade … [Read more...]





A Derby View – The Best of Anton Rippon

Anton Rippon is a Derby boy, born and bred. He is also one of the city's best-known writers and personalities, with a string of highly acclaimed books … [Read more...]