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    Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye:

    Two Naval Officers, Ian Fleming and Alan Hillgarth, were the architects of Operation Golden Eye, a little-known sabotage and disruption plan that would have been activated if Germany had invaded Spain or Spain had become an Axis ally during the Second World War. Although this was far from...
  2. ancienturion

    Hitler’s British Isles

    In 1940 people of Great Britain waited for the Germans to invade with the intention of occupying the British Isles as soon as their attempt at bombing the country into submission had succeeded. That invasion never happened because of the resistance put up against the bombing campaign. Further...
  3. Joshua Slocum

    How To Invent Everything

    Now this is a very strange book to review, not normally the sort of book that I would choose if seeing it on display, its a large book running to 420 pages At first it reminded me of Stephen Hawkins book a Brief History of Time, one of those books that you read and which uses so many complex...
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    The Marches:

    Originally published in 2016 and now available as a Vintage Paperback, The Marches is a curious book: partly Rory Stewart's autobiography; partly the biography of his remarkable father, Brian; partly general history; partly military history; partly travel writing. If you enjoyed Bruce Chatwin's...
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    Gimson's Kings & Queens: Brief Lives of the Monarchs since 1066

    Like its companion-volume, Gimson's Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May, reviewed for ARRSE in April 2018, this is a handsome hardback volume in a handy size (A5). If you are looking for a birthday present for an intelligent and historically-aware person, this book should definitely...
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    Gimson's Prime Ministers

    Gimson's Prime Ministers: Brief Lives from Walpole to May is a handsome volume in a handy size (A5). It fits easily into a briefcase or even a large overcoat pocket. If you are looking for a birthday present for an intelligent and politically-aware person, this book might be the answer. At...
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    Phoenix: A Complete History of the Luftwaffe. The Genesis of Air Power 1935 – 1937

    This is the second volume of a multi-volume history of the Luftwaffe. The first volume covers the years 1918 – 1934, when the German Air Force was a clandestine organisation, forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles. The current volume covers the years 1935 – 1937, after the existence of the...
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    Cap badge history

    Hi people, I've been trying to find some information on the origins/history of reg cap badges, but have so far come up empty. Specifically I'm looking for info on the Queens Own Yeomanry running fox cap badge. So any military history buffs out there I'd appreciate your theories and facts. Of...
  9. Simon - Quest Magazine

    Charterhouse - CCF Contingent Commander & Teacher of History

    A Teacher of History, (with some Government & Politics), is required at Charterhouse, with an enthusiasm for the subject and for teaching. The History Department is friendly, enthusiastic and well-resourced and you will take responsibility for a number of classes across the age- and...
  10. guzzijon

    Britain's Armed History. Starts tonight 05.01.17. BBC4

    I am increasingly liking BBC4 and a new three-part documentary which looks right up my street starts tonight. 9pm BBC4, trailer here:- Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History - BBC Four
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    Opinions on Douglas Haig

    I've got a history essay on interpret ations of Douglas Haig, can you give me any? Cheers
  12. Black Sheep

    Job Opportunity.. History-Geography Teaching at English School in South America

    Fancy an adventure? Cambridge College in Bolivia, South America is looking for teachers. Pays is not amazing, but awesome compared locally, teach Year 8-9 History (planning has been done, books brought, you just follow them) and Year 12-13 Geography. 1 year contract we refund 50% of your...
  13. guzzijon

    The Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past - BBC2 tonight 9pm

    Just a heads up. I hadn't seen this advertised, with John Sergeant.

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