Exclusive: Fighting with Pride

The 12th January 2020 mark the 20th anniversary of the lifting of the British Armed Forces ‘gay ban’. Pen and Sword’s new release Fighting with Pride, brings together a selection of LGBTQ servicemen and women who have served in the Armed Forces since the Second World War. Their stories are profoundly moving testaments to their loyalty, their courage on the battlefield, and their unswerving sense of right and wrong.

Today on the blog we have an exclusive look at the Foreword and the 1995 Memorandum from Sir Michael Howard.  Later in the week, we will be sharing the chapter The Unsinkable by Lieutenant Commander Craig Jones MBE.

We hope you enjoy this first look at Fighting with Pride, you can order your own copy here.

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The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far 75th Anniversary lecture by Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS

In this lecture, author Dilip Sarkar relates some of the deeply moving stories of casualties included in his book ‘Arnhem 1944: The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far‘. In the audience are relatives of the Fallen, Sophie Lambrechtsen-ter Horst, daughter of Kate, the ‘Angel of Arnhem’, ‘Flower Children’ Willi Rieken, Ans van Wijke-Hobe and Wim van Zanten, and Arnhem expert Dr Robert Voskuil. The evening was hosted by Sarah Heijse, Director of the Airborne Museum.

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Meet the author: Chris Goss

Today on the Pen and Sword blog we have an exclusive author interview with Chris Goss. Having retired from the RAF with the rank of Wing Commander, Chris Goss is a regular and highly sought after contributor to major aviation publications in the UK, France and Germany, as well the author of 35 critically acclaimed books covering the air war between 1939 and 1945. Chris completed an MA with Merit in War Studies in 2001.

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Maritime Media Awards – Nominations

Congratulations to all P&S and Seaforth Publishing authors whose work has been nominated for the Maritime Foundation’s Mountbatten Award for Best Book. The Maritime Media Awards 2019 will take place at Drapers’ Hall on Thursday, 31 October 2019. This year marks the twenty-fourth year of the Maritime Media Awards, which were launched in 1995 by the Maritime Foundation to honour journalists, authors and others whose work in the media has served to create greater public understanding of maritime issues, and of Britain’s manifold dependence on the sea. Visit the Maritime Foundation website for a complete list of this year’s nominees.

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