76th Anniversary Of D-Day

76th Anniversary of D-Day

  • June 22, 2020

Today, Jonathan's uncle Roy Maxwell, a veteran of No. 4 Commando, remembered the dramatic landing of his troop on Sword Beach. As part of HQ Troop, he came in at 0730 hours by landing craft, shortly after zero hour. As…

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French Canadians & Operation Unthinkable

French Canadians & Operation Unthinkable

  • May 22, 2020

The French Canadians were, perhaps, no great fans of Winston Churchill during the Second World War. Their early reservations about conscription, not to mention their disquiet over the Royal Navy's attack on the French Vichy navy, hardly created a cosy…

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Encouraging Words From A Previous Crisis

Encouraging Words from a Previous Crisis

  • April 3, 2020

When Jonathan edited a remarkable series of letters from The Great War - Rowland Feilding's War Letters to a Wife - he never realised how prophetic the officer's words would be. After the end of a conflict which saw the…

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Lecturing On The Black Watch Ship

Lecturing on The Black Watch ship

  • December 21, 2019

Despite the rough sea in the Bay of Biscay, Jonathan enjoyed a fascinating cruise aboard The Black Watch ship, delivering a series of talks about the turbulent history of the Spanish peninsula. He concentrated on the the background and events surrounding…

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Talks In Germany

Talks in Germany

  • December 17, 2019

In October Jonathan was invited to speak to the German-British Society. His talks took place at the Press Club in Frankfurt and the Ruderclub in Heidelberg, where both branches enjoy wide support from both the British and German communities. The…

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Filming In London For New Polish Documentary

Filming in London for New Polish Documentary

  • October 20, 2019

Jonathan was recently interviewed by producer Monika Lipanovich for a forthcoming major documentary on Polish intelligence during World War II. The interview covered all aspects of intelligence work carried out by the Polish resistance, known as 'The Home Army'. The…

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Mallorca During The Spanish Civil War

Mallorca during The Spanish Civil War

  • August 7, 2019

The Spanish Civil War was a particularly bloody and merciless conflict which consumed the country during 1936-9 and left lasting rifts in Spanish society. While the battles on the mainland and the role of the International Brigades has received much…

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National Memorial Arboretum (Polish Memorial)

National Memorial Arboretum (Polish Memorial)

  • June 13, 2019

It is no accident that the National Memorial Arboretum is situated in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It is, after all, in the very centre of the UK. In the heart of the site lies the magnificent Armed Forces Memorial commemoration to all…

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