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 Last Great Cavalryman – The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery GCB KBE DSO MC

Nearly 70 years have passed since October 1944 when Dick McCreery became the third and final Commander of the legendary Eighth Army in Italy – in … [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...]





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...]





Military Low-Flying Aircraft – The Men Who Fly and the Skill of the Photographers that Capture Them

Mainland UK has some of the most dramatic landscapes for RAF, RN, British Army, USAF and NATO pilots to train in the important skill of low … [Read more...]





Horsemen in No Man’s Land – British Cavalry and Trench Warfare 1914-1918

Of what use were the British cavalry during the years of trench warfare on the Western Front? On a static battlefield dominated by the weapons of … [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...]





With the SAS and Other Animals – A Vet’s Experiences during the Dhofar War 1974

In 1970 at the height of the Cold War, the young Sandhurst-trained Sultan Qaboos of Oman, with secret British military backing, took on the communist … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Tank Ancestors

If you want to find out about the career of a soldier who served in tanks, are researching medals awarded to a tank crew member or just want to know … [Read more...]





Six of Monty’s Men

Field Marshal Montgomery showed great skill in choosing his subordinates, whether as staff officers or field commanders. To those he trusted he … [Read more...]