Gold in the Western Shield

Lloyd Clark is a senior lecturer in war studies at Great Britain's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has lectured on military history around the world. His special interests are the Western Front of the First World War, the Mediterranean Front of the Second World War, and airborne warfare. -Librarything.com

Continue reading

Switzerland on all Fours

" The Swiss Alpine Pass Route is varied long distance walk in Switzerland.Crossing 16 passes in 15 stages, the walker will ascend around 58,000ft and will pass many famous peaks such as the Eiger, Monch and Jungrau, Todi and Titlis and the Wetterhorn.A challenging route for most humans but even more so for a ten year old one-eyed Smooth Fox Terrier.Cows with ringing bells, dark timber chalets, brightly coloured flowers, cascading...

Continue reading

Arnhem

Operation 'Market Garden' was the largest airborne operation in history and its aim was to end the war in Europe by Christmas 1944. On 17 September, twenty-thousand men were dropped behind enemy lines to seize a number of vital Rhine bridges in the Netherlands over which the British Second Army would advance. But they had underestimated what the enemy was still capable of achieving, and their advance was blocked by two resolute German SS Panzer...

Continue reading

Anzio

This is the story of the Anglo-American amphibious assault and subsequent battle on the Italian west coast at Anzio which was launched in January 1944 in a bold attempt to outflank the formidable German defences known as the 'Gustav Line'. ANZIO - THE FRICTION OF WAR outlines the strategic background to the offensive before detailing the landing, the development of an Allied defensive position, the battles in and around the perimeter, the...

Continue reading