Archives for September 2011

Walking The London Blitz

This is a fascinating and highly informative guidebook to the Capital which will be invaluable to those who wish to understand what Londoners went … [Read more...]





Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Derby

is a collection of gruesome murders brought together by author Kevin Turton. Each chapter gives a detailed examination of some of the facts behind … [Read more...]





Figureheads of the Royal Navy

The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved … [Read more...]





The Territorials 1908-1914 – A Guide for Military and Family Historians

The Territorials 1908-1914 is a unique, comprehensive record of the part-time soldiers who made up the Territorial Force that supported the regular … [Read more...]





Lost Legion Rediscovered: The Mystery of the Theban Legion

In AD383, according to Bishop Eucherius of Lyon, flooding caused part of the bank of the River Rhone to collapse, revealing a mass grave. Eucherius … [Read more...]





Thye Long Journey Of The Nez Perce – A Battle From Cottonwood Bear Paw

In 1877, the U.S. Government opened the Nez Perce lands in Oregon to settlers and ordered the tribe to move to a reservation in Idaho … [Read more...]





Exhibition: Churchill’s Finest Hour 1940 – 1945

Bletchley Park is to host a photographic exhibition called “Churchill’s Finest Hour 1940 – 1945”, produced by Danish photographer, Niels … [Read more...]





Isandlwana – How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire

The legendary slaughter of so large a part of Lord Chelmsford’s mighty imperial British Army at Isandlwana by the Zulu impies of King Cetshwayo in … [Read more...]





Blood and Iron – Letters from the Western Front

Until now Hugh Butterworth was just one of the millions of lost soldiers of the Great War, and the extraordinary letters he sent home from the Western … [Read more...]





HMS Warrior – Ironclad Frigate 1860

HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the first iron-hulled, sea-going armoured ship, and for many years was the most powerful warship in the … [Read more...]