New Blogs…

A post intrigued me over on Kings of War by Dr Thomas Rid about how many people read and download certain journals and articles. Of course, an articles importance is measured in its terms of citations, which allows academics, and most notably the REF, consider the all-important issue of impact. However, while all of this … Continue reading New Blogs…

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Acquisitions and New Blog…

A couple of interesting books landed on my doormat in the past week... Herbert Johnson, Wingless Eagle: US Army Aviation through World War I (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001) - This is an interesting work on the early years of air power in the US Army. It combines an operational examination of … Continue reading Acquisitions and New Blog…

War Cabinet (ukwarcabinet) on Twitter

War Cabinet (ukwarcabinet) on Twitter This is a great post-blogging project using the social media Twitter. The purpose of it is to: Watch WWII unfold day by day through original Cabinet Papers from 1940 held at The National Archives. This shows what a great tool sites like Twitter can be. There is a lot of stuff … Continue reading War Cabinet (ukwarcabinet) on Twitter

New Year…New Start

Firstly, Happy 2010 everyone. The eagle-eyed amongst us will notice I have changed the blog template. I have also inserted a custom header. Its fun playing around with editing software. Why? Well with me going back into full-time education I decided a change was in order. Until know the blog has just dealt principle with … Continue reading New Year…New Start

New Blogs and heading back to the Archives…

In one of those random searches and networking moments I have found the website and blog of Jeremy Konsbruck who is a PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton and is being supervised by my old tutor Professor John Buckley. Jeremy's research, on the Armoured Brigades of 21st Army Group, should be interesting and I … Continue reading New Blogs and heading back to the Archives…

New Addition…

The latest book to fall through onto the doormat is... Michael Neifield and Michael Berenbaum (Eds.) The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003) - This book combines two interests of mine; Air Power History and the Holocaust. It is a good collection of essays and … Continue reading New Addition…

New Book and a New(ish) Blog

Another book to fall on my doormat is: Edward Westermann Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2001) - This book looks at the other side of the bombing campaign against Germany, namely the use of Anti-Aircraft artillery in the defence of Germany. It examines the numerous problems that befell this … Continue reading New Book and a New(ish) Blog