In the second part to our interview with James Holland we turn to looking at a number of his fictional works that focus on the Second World War. We are also giving two lucky people the chance to win one of his books, keep reading to find out more.
The History Blog met up with renowned WW2 Historian, author and Chalke Valley History Festival co-founder James Holland for an exclusive interview. Below is the first part of this Q&A session. The second part will follow shortly and will be accompanied by a competition to win two books written by James (Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the [...]
WW1 Trench at the Chalke Valley History Festival
The History Blog met up with historian and battlefield tour guide Mark Banning to discuss what it was like walking in the footsteps of heroes.
World War One in Colour
To commemorate the centenary and mark the 100 years since the start of the Great War, The Open University have brought to life in colour a number of rare images from the period.
Below is a small selection of these, the rest (including originals / accreditation information) can all be found on their website by clicking [...]
World War II in Colour
Stumbled upon this interesting collection of World War II in colour films via the website American Heroes Channel. It is a great little selection from the D-Day landings through to Operation Market Garden and the Pacific Theatre.
On Saturday 28th June at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Damian Lewis discussed his experiences of being a part of the critically acclaimed HBO WW2 mini-series Band of Brothers.
All ten episodes of the series were shot in England on a highly adaptable set. Huge dykes and earth works were constructed, as well as a whole town which could [...]
After how well the Chalke Valley History Festival review article was received and the fact that I still had quite a few great photographs from the day unused (around 500+ in fact) I thought I should post a few more that people may also enjoy.
A rip-roaring and fantastically action packed fun day out for all the family.
I thought it was about time to relaunch The History Blog following a return from a well earned break. There is quite a few things planned over the course of the next few months so stay tuned for a variety of new content, including competitions, book reviews and Q&A sessions.
First up, is a review of one of the largest annual history eve [...]