1. Auld-Yin

    The Anglo-Saxons: A History of the Beginnings of England by Marc Morris

    Review by Metellus Cimber II The mere words 'Anglo-Saxon' tend to set Woke teeth on edge, as does every objective treatment of our history. As a result, the Wokesters will hate this book. That is one excellent reason to buy and read it, although there are plenty of others. Notwithstanding Woke...
  2. L

    Advice needed on pendant!

    I’m a newbie and was told to pop on here for some advice I’ve got this pendant.. it’s been in my family a long time now but I have no idea about it or it’s past! I’m told that it might be military as the bottom symbol is a “broad arrow” Can anyone give me any advice on it? What year it was...
  3. MoleBath

    Book Review: Wellington's Light Division In The Peninsular War

    The Peninsular campaign has been researched with various degrees of skill and zeal for decades. Looking at any new offering it is an obvious thought; What’s left to write about? The author has assembled a first class set of historical data, photographs of the ground, maps and contemporary...
  4. MoleBath

    The Americans: From The Ardennes to VE Day

    Illustrated war histories can be a series of loosely related photographs assembled with little effort and dumped on the market in the run up to Christmas. This book from Brooke S Blades is in a different category. The author has assembled 245 pages of text and illustration devoted to a 5 month...
  5. MoleBath

    The Killing Fields Of Provence

    The Normandy Invasion is a central part of any Second World War history. The day that Germany’s defeat was sealed by the Allies; 6,939 vessels, 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops and countless air sorties threw an invasion force ashore in a tight interval set by weather fronts and...
  6. M

    Vox Populi, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Classical World but were Afraid to Ask

    The title says it: almost everything that you might might want or need to know about classical antiquity is covered, or at least touched upon, here. Vox Populi represents value for money: a remarkable amount of information has been condensed into 277 pages, excluding the Appendices. At £12.99...
  7. untallguy

    Leadership In War

    Correlli Barnett’s Leadership In War has been out for a few years now (it was first published in 2012 and then again as a revised edition in 2014). It examines national leaders, both political and military, across a number of wars and is not shy of criticising or praising its subjects. The...
  8. MoleBath

    The Dieppe Raid

    Operation Jubilee has been dissected and reviewed for over 75 years, Excellent books such as “One Day In August” and novels abound. This , however, is the official account produced in 1958 by The Admiralty and expanding on Battle Summary no 33 Raid on Dieppe. The Dieppe Raid was conventionally...
  9. MoleBath

    D Day Normandy Landing Beaches

    There are reams of D-Day books covering every aspect of the landings, tactics, uniform and equipment. Some are helpful if visiting but this is aimed squarely at those planning (and making) a visit. The book gives some background notes, some really helpful points on using the guide and some...
  10. MoleBath

    When The Germans Came

    There have been numerous books written about the German occupation of the Channel Islands including Jersey Under The Jackboot, Living With The Enemy and The German Occupation of the Channel Islands by Charles Cruickshank. For those excited by reinforced concrete (stand forward ex Sappers) there...
  11. MoleBath

    General Sir Ralph Abercrombie and the French Revolutionary wars 1792-1801

    Abercromby is not the best known general of the late 18th century . A previous work by J A Dunfermline is periodically reprinted but Carole Divall has brought an interesting and devoted soldier out from the shadows. Her work has primary and secondary sources and has obviously been thoroughly...
  12. MoleBath

    Greece 1941: The Death Throes Of Blitzkrieg

    Jeffery Plowman has a notable track record as a military writer, having already researched and written on both Greece and the Balkans. In both cases theatres less well covered than France and the Western Desert. He has over fifteen books in print to date The story starts with a brief historical...
  13. MrBane

    Rab Neutrino Pro Military

    The Rab Neutrino Pro Military - a modern take on their classic jacket with input and investment from Trekitt of Hereford. Watch the video below, have a shufty at the written review, and then if you fancy winning your very own £270 jacket (and who doesn't?) head over to the competition thread...
  14. E

    Help identifying military badge

    Hi, I was wondering if somebody could help me identify the attached badge. It belonged to my Great Uncle who has sadly passed away this week and so we would love to be able to find out more about it so we can mention this at his funeral last week. The only information I know is that he was only...
  15. old_fat_and_hairy

    Hunting for Wolves

    In the former Yugoslavia the ethnic cleansing has begun. Fragmenting states and a breakdown in the rule of order has contributed to political chaos and the emergence of genocidal atrocities. At the heart of one of these is a General with his own personal elite; the Wolves of the VRS. He will now...
  16. M

    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...
  17. B

    ***NEW***Silva Tactical Compasses!! Innovation for the military - About time!

    Three entrepreneurial brothers. One great invention. In 1933, Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first ever liquid-filled compass, and the Silva began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but is also set the global standard for how navigation works. From this beginning, 85...
  18. A

    Mac Cosmetics Military Discount??

    I'm looking to see if anyone knows if Mac Cosmetics in the likes of John Lewis etc do military discount?
  19. Dashing_Chap

    Trump bans Transgender people from military

    This just in: Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity. "After consultation with my Generals and military...
  20. B

    Best mtp webbing?

    I've heard a lot of things about different types of webbing, I've been told to get a osprey belt and add on to it and I've also heard to get something from Dixie's corner or jay jays Brecon. Can someone give me a bit of help for what i should buy?
  21. Spike Varty

    Book Release

    I have written a series of three books which I have combined into one the synopsis below. The books follow the career of Richard Hunter a young man from the North East of England. From his early day in training through until he joins his Regiment in Germany in the early 1980’s. It encompasses...
  22. E

    Help on pension advise needed for single child

    Hi my father was received an army pension I am his only child he never married nor was married to my mother my question is I'm I entitled to the pension as he has now passed I'm not sure what to do or how to go about it he said he always wanted it to go to me to put away from his grandchildren...
  23. BCArmedForcesHeritage

    Do you know any Chinese people who served in the British Armed Forces?

    Hi all, This is a general post to everyone who might know any Chinese ex-servicemen and women in the British Armed Forces. The British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage Project (BCAFH) is a partnership project in collaboration with Ming-Ai (London) Institute and Regent’s University London. The...
  24. Firefox1

    Lord Roberts' Valet: new book on Afghanistan just out

    Lord Roberts' Valet is the story of the information operations campaign in Kandahar Province from 2011-2014. The author spent three continuous years in-theatre working with the US Army and puts the whole campaign into context, with never-before-told detail from the White House to the frontline...
  25. Big Avo

    Adapted Kit

    Hi everybody, I have heard of people adapting kit to make things that little bit more bearable in the field and was wondering if anyone else has come across any ways kit has been adapted. I have heard of people adapting Car Chargers so that they can run from the Land Rover Dash Power Supply.