National Army Museum Lecture

There was a poignant coincidence at the brilliant War and Peace Festival in Kent last week.  I was revealing the story of Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks’ typhus ordeal in Krasnoyarsk, when a fellow author, Jeff Haward MM, told me about the time when he was Horrocks’ orderly sergeant in World War II.  Happy 100th Birthday, Jeff!

My next public event will be on 9th August at the National Army Museum.  After the free talk, which starts at 11.30, I will be signing copies of Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners.

Further details and tickets are available at:

Topping Talk in Bath 29 July

On Monday 29 July, I will be giving a book talk at the exquisite Topping Bookshop in Bath.  Doors open at 7.45 pm at The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS.  Early bird tickets, which are redeemable against a signed copy of the book, are available on their website:

Alternatively, I will be telling audiences about how the last British prisoners of World War I coped in their lice-infested cells at the War and Peace Festival in Kent during the previous week (23-27 July) and speaking at the National Army Museum in London, on Friday 9 August at 11.30 am.

Typhus Louse Poster

Tajoura Air Strike

The strike on the Detention Centre today was not the first air attack at the Tajoura base.  In 2011, the Libyan Navy kept all its stores in the large hangars, which were completely destroyed in an Air Strike.

Attacks on civilians are heinous crimes, but don’t be deceived by old photographs doctored by the media.

11b Tejura Logistics Base