Suggestions of a dog…

February 13, 2007

Gavin Robinson at Investigations of a Dog has floated the idea of a Military History Carnival. Gavin’s proposal is broad ranging, well thought out, and deserves support from all history bloggers as well as the forty odd who make up Clio’s military history blogroll. Pop over and contribute to the discussion.
Cross posted at Cliopatria

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Noted things

January 28, 2007

1. Friday 2 February at 9, BBC 2, Timewatch programme on ‘The First Blitz’, including the excavation of Zeppelin remains by the Great War Archaeology Group. Timewatch page is here, but no details up as yet: they seem to follow broadcast.

2. Guardian extract from the late Polish author Ryszard Kapuscinski’s account of his childhood memories of 1945. Well worth a read.

3. Will shortly post something on Sir Thomas Inskip and Caligula’s horse: some useful links – biography from Churchill College Archives, and Time profile from his appointment in 1936.


Somme list version 1.1

July 7, 2006

Okay, if I wanted to demonstrate how much attention the Somme got, I think this might manage it. Below is a very incomplete and soon to be updated list of online sources/articles and listings. Perhaps of most interest: the continuing localised nature of commemoration, not just in Northern Ireland (where it might be expected), but in England as well. And everybody, obviously, thinks that Henry Allingham is great. Read the rest of this entry »


Liddell Hart lectures online

June 23, 2006

Each year, the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at Kings College London hosts a lecture on a military history related theme. I’ve just noticed that the Centre has now posted most of the lectures back to 1988 online here. It’s a fascinating set of papers from leading British commentators on the military, including historians, generals, journalists and psychiatrists, and well worth a look.