Archives for March 2011

Fingerpost sign with crown on top

Just outside Pooley Bridge and on the junction between Penrith and Tirrel is this unusual fingerpost with a crown on top. Often to be found at … [Read more...]





Air Raid Shelters of the Second World War – Family Stories of Survival in the Blitz

This fascinating wartime social history accounts the establishment and use of Air Raid shelters in Britain during the Blitz of World War … [Read more...]





ASA Briggs Secret Days – Codebreaking in Bletchley Park

The Bletchley Park memoir of Lord Asa Briggs will be one of the most important documents to be published in 2010. Lord Briggs has long been regarded … [Read more...]





Raven on Ullswater gets ready for new tourist season

Winter maintenance almost completed Raven emerges from metal cladding to face another summer afloat on Ullswater. Maintenance takes place on … [Read more...]





Wings Over the Waves – Fleet Air Arm Strike Leader against Tirpitz, The Biography of Lt Cdr Roy Baker-Falkner DSO DSC RN

This is the biography of one of the Royal Navy s legendary pilots. Lt Cdr Roy Baker-Falkner BF or Daddy as he was known, started his career at … [Read more...]





Teddy Suhren, Ace of Aces: – Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel

Reinhard ‘Teddy’ Suhren fired more successful torpedo shots than any other man during the war, many before he even became a U-boat commander. He … [Read more...]





Blitzkrieg Russia

The photographs are taken from five unpublished albums focussing on the German invasion of Russia in 1941 – Operation Barbarossa. Two of the albums … [Read more...]





Britain’s Part-time Soldiers – The Amateur Military Tradition 1558-1945

In this classic study, first published over 20 years ago, Ian Beckett gives a comprehensive and scholarly overview of the development of the amateur … [Read more...]





Tracing Your East End Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

East Enders are a very special breed and tracing your East End ancestry is going to be tremendous fun. Everyone has got some East End ancestors - … [Read more...]