The Historian 144: War

The magazine of the Historical Association

Published: 17th April 2020


4 Reviews

5 Editorial (Read article)

6 The last battle: Bomber Command’s veterans and the fight for remembrance – Frances Houghton (Read article)

11 British-Army camp followers in the Peninsular War – Charles J. Esdaile (Read article)

16 Sparta and war: myths and realities – Stephen Hodkinson (Read article)

22 Losing sight of the glory: five centuries of combat surgery – Michael Crumplin (Read article)

28 The ripple effect: reaching new readers – Philip Browne (Read article)

31 Gaming the medieval past – Matthew Bennett and Ryan Lavelle (Read article)

36 Britain and Brittany: contact, myth and history in the early Middle Ages – Fiona Edmonds (Read article)

41 Real Lives: Flora Sandes – Paula Kitching (Read article)

42 History Abridged: Operation Black Buck – The Falklands conflict 1982 (Read article)

44 History in the News

46 My Favourite History Place: Maiden Castle – Dave Martin (Read article)

48 Out and About in Upper Weardale – Tony Fox (Read article)

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