Archives for April 2012

Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837

The trail that an ancestor leaves through the Victorian period and the twentieth century is relatively easy to follow – the records are plentiful, … [Read more...]





Winston Churchill – Portrait of a Unique Mind

Dr Andrew Norman approaches Churchill’s state of mind from an entirely new medical angle, disproving the commonly held views of medical … [Read more...]





The German 88 – The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War

The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in a whole series of forms ranging … [Read more...]





Holidays in Victorian England

Margaret B. was an ordinary middle-class English girl of the late Victorian era, not wealthy but comfortable. Father was a Church of England cleric … [Read more...]





Messines Ridge – Messines – Wystchaete – St Eloi

The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for … [Read more...]





Unbroken – The Story of a Submarine

During the bleak, heartbreaking days of early 1942, when beleaguered Malta was reeling under bombardment and blockade and Rommel was making his last … [Read more...]





Missing Believed Killed – Casualty Policy and the Missing Research and Enquiry Service 1939-1952

During the early years of World War Two it soon became apparent that the system for tracing the whereabouts of the remains of RAF aircrew deemed … [Read more...]





The Devil’s Doctors – Japanese Human Experiments on Allied Prisoners of War

The brutal Japanese treatment of Allied POWs in WW2 has been well documented. The experiences of British, Australian and American POWs on the Burma … [Read more...]





Napoleonic Lives – Researching the British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, … [Read more...]