To mark London Pride Month 2017, read on for an exclusive extract from ‘Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars’ by Stephen Bourne.
Out today, Nina Edwards’ Dressed for War.
Conflict may be a theme for most politicians, but it can be argued David Lloyd George encountered (and encouraged) conflict to an unusual degree – both politically and personally.
Whether commemoration will reinforce or debunk public myths remains to be seen, but the words of those who fought, in all services, must take centre-stage.
Our understanding of the First World War tends to focus on trench warfare, but by looking at the perspectives of British pilots the limitations of an army-centric approach is revealed.
Using photos and posters, Peter Collar contextualises Germany’s explosion of racist propaganda against the use of non-European troops by France after the fall out of WWI.
Mark Atherton explores The Hobbit and its relationship with the much over-looked trend of literary myth during the Great War.