X.1: The Royal Navy’s Mystery Submarine

The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives – … [Read more...]





Stratofortress – The Story of the B-52

Boeing's mighty B-52 Stratofortress has seen continuous operational service with the United States Air Force since the type was introduced in … [Read more...]





Operation Chariot – The Raid on St Nazaire

By March 1942, mainland France had been under German occupation for almost two years. Every month that passed saw Germany bolster her defences … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors

The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through … [Read more...]





Murder and Mayhem in Sheffield

Sheffield born actor and author Geoffrey Howse delves into his files covering over 200 years of Sheffield's criminality. In Murder & Mayhem in … [Read more...]





Mrs. Goodfellow: The Story of America’s First Cooking School

In Philadelphia during the first decades of the nineteenth century, a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow, ran a popular bakery and sweet shop. In … [Read more...]





Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

Gallipoli was the brainchild of two brilliant men – Kitchener, the political head of the British Army in 1914 – and Churchill, the political head of … [Read more...]





The Avro Type 698 VULCAN – The Secrets Behind its Design and Development

The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three … [Read more...]





Sword Beach – British 3rd Infantry Division/27th Armoured Brigade

In this addition to the Battleground World War Two series, Major (retired) Tim Kilvert-Jones focuses on the action by 3rd British Infantry Division … [Read more...]





Pits and PitMen of Barnsley

Barnsley Pits and Pit Men by Brian Elliott is a pictorial celebration of the men who worked in the pits and the society in which they lived. The … [Read more...]