Category: History

25th Anniversary of the Largest (and shortest) Tank Battle in History

25th Anniversary of the Largest (and shortest) Tank Battle in History

Regarding my Gulf War One Book, some people have questioned my saying this was the largest tank battle in history, and cite Kursk in which the Soviet Army defeated the Germans. They are wrong...

25 Years Ago: IRA Mortar Hits 10 Downing Street

25 Years Ago: IRA Mortar Hits 10 Downing Street

At 1008 am, on 7th February 1991, as Prime Minister John Major’s War Cabinet sat down to meet in the Cabinet Room, an IRA mortar hit 10 Downing Street. Several police officers were injured...

The Lethality of Counter Terrorism Compared with War

The Lethality of Counter Terrorism Compared with War

Some people claim 2016 was a dreadful year.  Not so for Britain’s military folks, as 2016 one of only two exceptional years in which no British Service man or woman was killed in action since the...