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Public Schools and the Great War- The Generation Lost


By Anthony Seldon and David Walsh Published by Pen and Sword 317 pages, including appendix, notes, bibliography and index and 34 photographs. I remember in the 1960s, how it became very fashionable to denigrate the public schools as out of touch, elitist institutions. As for their contribution towards the Great War, their boys were seen as dim an…

Congratulations to Professor Peter Simkins on turning 80 today


We are delighted to mark the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Simkins MBE, the President of The Western Front Association.  A student of King's College, London and a keen jazz musician, in this interview Peter recalls how he selected a military theme for his undergraduate studies under Michael Howard and then went on to be the archivist of Liddell…

'Captain Professor - a life in war and peace' by Michael Howard


You will rarely find an autobiography that is this detailed and self-effacing. We learn 2/3rds into ‘Captain Professor - a life in war and peace’ that he kept a diary while teaching at Yale, you rather suspect that he kept a diary through-out his life.  Howard remarks with the demise of his mother, that between them, father and mother, lived throu…