Archives for March 2012

Market Garden Collection – Arnhem Part 1 – The Battle for the Bridges

The Battle of Arnhem, fought in the early autumn of 1944, remains without a doubt the most hotly debated battle of the North West European Campaign, … [Read more...]





Carlisle Castle has changed colour

Carlisle Castle in north Cumbria has changed colour, according to research by historians. Investigations into the Keep indicate that it was … [Read more...]





British Steam Patriots – Celebrating the New National Memorial Locomotive

The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn … [Read more...]





Britannia’s Daughters

The Women’s Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 when the call was for volunteers to release a man for sea service. At the peak there was over … [Read more...]





Deeds of Heroes – The Story of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1854-1993

For over 100 years the Distinguished Conduct Medal – the DCM – was the second highest medal that could be awarded for gallantry to the other ranks of … [Read more...]





Master and Madman – The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN

Anthony Lockwood’s story is at the heart of the Georgian Navy though the man himself has never taken centre stage in its history. His naval career … [Read more...]





Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces … [Read more...]





Major & Mrs Holt’s Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1918

The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and … [Read more...]





RMS Titanic centenary archive

A new online resource for Titanic researchers has been launched by the National Archives. To mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic on 15 … [Read more...]





The Last Prussian – A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt

Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western … [Read more...]