Born Fearless: From Kids’ Home to SAS to Pirate Hunter – My Life as a Shado…

‘Hard eyes stare out of massive beards, their faces marked by the scars of battle. With these guys their webbing looks like it belongs to them, rather than it’s been hung on a pair of reluctant shoulders. There’s not a word been said to us, but the ante has clearly been upped. There’s a dark […]

Fiddler’s Green: The Great Squandering 1921 – 2012 (A History of the Britis…

“The ‘whale’ that had defeated the ‘elephants’ of Napoleonic France, Imperial and Nazi Germany was to be killed from within.” Plunged into depression after a brief, post-war boom, the ships and men of the British Merchant Navy found themselves called upon to repeat their sacrifice to the menace of German hostility within twenty years of […]

By Sea, By Land: The Authorised History of the Royal Marines

Her Majesty’s Royal Marines have served their Sovereign and country with courage and distinction since 1664. From spearheading the recovery of the Falklands to supporting the efforts of the UN, the Corps is an essential component of the British Armed Forces, steeped in proud service and tradition. Between 1919 and 1997 the Corps experienced a […]