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Blackest of Lies


By Bill Aitken CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015, Paperback, £10.297pp. Also available on Kindle. ISBN:  978-1-511498-813-5 Book Review by Barbara Taylor This is a first novel. The author is a former RAF officer, who became fascinated by Donald McCormick’s 1959 book; The Mystery of Lord Kitchener’s Death, From page one it h…

‘Kitchener of Khartoum’ and HMS Hampshire : 5 June 1916


Within Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, on the Island of Hoy on the Orkney Islands, is a memorial to the officers and men who were lost on board HMS Hampshire; in addition to the memorial (pictured below) are the graves of 123 men of the Royal Navy who died on 5 June 1916 when the Hampshire went down. For those who regularly visit Commonwealth War Grav…

Was Lord Kitchener Gay?


Ever since the publication of the biography entitled ‘Kitchener: Portrait of an Imperialist’ by Philip Magnus in 1958 there have been repeated rumours about Lord Kitchener’s sexuality.[1] The article below by Jeremy Paxman was first published on his website ( in 2014. Footnotes and photos hav…