Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

What was a merchant seaman’s life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did … [Read more...]





The Animal Victoria Cross – The Dickin Medal

To date, a select sixty-three animals have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. For the first time in one book, The Animal … [Read more...]





The Complete George Cross – A Full Chronological Record of all George Cross Holders

The George Cross, the highest civilian decoration, is awarded for ‘acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of … [Read more...]





The Secret Capture – U-110 and the Enigma Story

For fifteen years after the end of the war all official Admiralty records showed the German submarine U 110 as sunk on 9 May 1941 by the surface … [Read more...]





Donald Dean VC

'The Germans are here, goodbye!' Those were the words of Victoria Cross hero Donald Dean to his commander as enemy soldiers broke into his trench in … [Read more...]