Stout Hearts: The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944

REVIEWS “— … ” At last a book has been written that forensically examines how the British Armed Forces fought its way through Normandy. Ben Kite compellingly demonstrates that these forces were highly effective, well trained, motivated, and superbly equipped, capable of taking on and beating the Germans. Combining painstaking research with his own practical […]

Beginning Of The End: The Leadership Of SS Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peipe…

SS Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peiper was one of Germany ‘s most colorful military leaders of World War II with an audacious reputation. The name Peiper will always be linked to the Malmédy Massacre, the death of Belgian civilians and more than seventy American soldiers, but there is still a myth around Peiper. Why was a twenty-nine […]

Transnational Soldiers: Foreign Military Enlistment in the Modern Era

Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years.

Black Saturday

Friday the 13th of October, 1939, in the sixth week of the second world war. Most of the crew of the battleship, H.M.S Royal Oak, were looking forward to a full-night off watch. It was pay day and two German U-boats had been sunk. Although unlucky for some, Friday the 13th passes quietly for the […]

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in His…

Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio – the declassified CIA story behind the Oscar-winning film WINNER OF ‘BEST PICTURE’ AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS, THE BAFTAS AND THE GOLDEN GLOBES Tehran, November 1979. Militant students stormed the American embassy and held sixty Americans captive for a gruelling 444 days. But until now the CIA has […]