Canadian historian Professor Christopher Bell, Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, talks about his recent book Churchill and the Dardanelles that examines the role Winston Churchill in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. This book is published by Oxford University Press.
Historian Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies, talks about his recent book on the German 1918 Revolution. This book is published by Oxford University Press.
Book Review – Martin Poppel, Heaven & Hell, The War Diary of a German Paratrooper (Staplehurst: Spellmount, 1988)
Martin Poppel’s Heaven and Hell is his account of his service in the German Fallschirmjaeger (Parachute hunters) during the Second World War. He enlisted in 1938 as a recruit in the 1st Parachute Division and saw action in Poland, Norway and Holland before being promoted to Second Lieutenant in December 1941. Until October 1943, […]
Historian and writer Professor Edward G Lengel talks about his book, Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War’s Lost Battalion. This book investigates the action in which men from four different infantry battalions of the 77th Division of the American Expeditionary Force, were isolated by German forces during an American attack in […]
Herman Schmidt’s Diary of a German Soldier 1939-1945 is more a memoir rather than a diary; the title is misleading. Schmidt was drafted into the German army in September 1939 at the age of 39. The majority of his service was in various menial roles around the horse supply unit for the 18th Army in […]
Historian Dr Seamus Cullen talks about his recent book Kildare, The Irish Revolution, 1912-1923, that looks at County Kildare through the Home Rule Crisis, the Great War, the War of Irish Independence and the Irish Civil War. This book is published by Four Courts Press.
Freelance historian Simon Jones about his research into chemical weapons during the Great War.
John Stieber’s account covers his time as a private in the Herman Goring Division, fighting on the Eastern Front July in late 1944 and 1945. He was born in 1926 of Czech-Austrian parents and grew up in England and Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s as his father ran various sugar refineries. In 1939, aged […]
PhD candidate Kieran Taylor, studying at the University of Stirling, talks about his research into Belgian refugees in Glasgow during the Great War.
American historian and author Stephen L. Harris talks about his recent book Duffy’s War that looks at the wartime service of the US 69th Infantry Regiment, their padre Fr. Francis Duffy and commander ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan during their deployment in France. This book is published by Potomac Books.