SPRING 2012 NEWSLETTER
We have had an interesting start to the year with our traditional 'Winter Weekend' based this year in Norwich. Intelligence at War took us not only to Bletchley Park but also to less well-known places of interest including Chicksands, Cardington and the Carpetbaggers museum. There is a growing interest in the history tours looking at our heritage in Britain and around the world, and this was well catered for in our exploration of Stuart London. The chance to learn the story of places, periods and people in the company of experienced historians is increasingly popular and will continue in 2013; Joanne and Kim are already planning on a new 'Historic London' walks tour. We are also planning a follow up tour to the popular English Civil War tour, which will include the battles of Newbury and Lansdowne and the siege of Basing House.
Throughout the summer we will be developing the' History' series; and the study of the building and manning of Hadrian's Wall, with renowned historian Dr Adrian Goldsworthy will be one of the May highlights. The Making of England (June) and More Medieval battles (July) still have some places left – join us for one of our interesting short breaks! Or come to Malta or Crete and discover great history while you catch some autumn sun.
BATTLEFIELDS AND MILITARY HISTORY
This year Colonel Peter Knox introduced the Berlin Cold War tour; he has designed a tour to Singapore and Hong Kong, which combines military history with present day culture in these two amazing cities and he will be examining the Battle of the Bulge at the right time of year. There are still a few places on the Stalingrad tour in August with author and historian Dr Mike Jones or you can learn about the French Resistance in the South of France with Simon Doughty and guest historian Martyn Cox. The Falklands have a perennial fascination and our tour runs in November this year.
For those interested in the Great War we have as usual an innovative programme including 3 tours commemorating the battles of 1917 – Messines, Third Ypres and many 'Forgotten Battles' and a rare chance to visit the Salonika battlefields as well as favourites Gallipoli, the RFC and the Retreat from Mons.
Plans are nearly complete for a number of exciting new tours for 2013. As soon as we receive final costings, you will be able to book on these tours – which will appear on our tours lists with full details and Itinerary.
Over the next few months we will be giving you more information on future tours including; THE EASTERN FRONT IN THE GREAT WAR, DAMBUSTERS, 1918 WALKS, SCAPA FLOW, GETTYSBURG (Anniversary) BUDAPEST, MEDIEVAL NORMANDY, ST. NAZAIRE AND MANY MORE.
FROM OUR HISTORIANS, FOR YOUR BOOKSHELF - OR e-reader
Ian Knight's acclaimed ZULU RISING. His decades of in depth research and knowledge of the battlefields and the men who fought there is unrivalled 'fresh thinking, new ideas, new wisdom'. In Hardback, paperback and e-book and you can find many of his earlier wide range of titles at Amazon or Abe books
Adrian Goldsworthy – an acknowledged expert for many years on the history of Rome and the Roman Armies, his many books are the result of meticulous research presented as a comprehensible narrative. For relaxation he is now writing a series of historic novels on a volunteer in Wellington's Peninsular Army, which has been highly praised. His early tour de force IN THE NAME OF ROME is now available to down load as are other histories and the novels.
Michael Jones – his four books on the Eastern Front, THE RETREAT, LENINGRAD, STALINGRAD and TOTAL WAR – From Stalingrad to Berlin, highly praised by critics and readers, are now available for e-readers. Michael's books on AGINCOURT, BOSWORTH and LADY MARGARET BEAUFORT are available in paperback.
Hugh Bicheno has written, in his unique style, a wide range of historic books from medieval Italy to the Falklands War. His new book ELIZABETH'S SEA DOGS, takes us into the lives and exploits of seafarers and adventurers such as Drake, Hawkins, Frobisher and Raleigh. In the shops in July.
Alan Wakefield's splendid book on the Salonika campaign, UNDER THE DEVIL'S EYE had been re-printed and is also now available as an e- book. Great news if you want to find out more about this little known battle area.