Month: November 2018

It’s sale time!!

Who doesn’t love a good sale? There’s nothing better than getting your perfect book at a fab price, right?! Right now over the Pen and Sword site we have a huge pre Christmas sale going on. Here’s our pick of some of the best Transport offers….

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Margaret Tudor – The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister

Did you know… on this day in 1489 Margaret Tudor, the first Tudor princess was born. Read our guest post from Melanie Clegg  who is the author of the newly released book Margaret Tudor.  

Read on to find out more about Margaret Tudor’s fascinating and eventful life.

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The Korean War 1950-1953: An Overview

Today we have a fantastic guest post from author James Goulty! Here James offers us a fascinating overview of The Korean War. Enjoy!

Eyewitness Korea by James Goulty is out now.

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True Crime: The murder of Elizabeth Ridgley

Today we have a fascinating guest post from Pen and Sword author, Paul Stickler. Criminologist and historian Paul describes the incredible circumstances surrounding the murder of Elizabeth Ridgley in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1919 in his newly released title The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes. Read on as he offers us a glimpse into the horrors of the murder and the frailties of rural policing just after the First World War. Enjoy!

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Harry Patch – The Last Fighting Tommy

A sand animation has recently brought to life the heart-breaking true story of the last fighting Tommy, Harry Patch. After being called up to serve in the 7th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Harry was conscripted to Belgium aged just 19.

Harry became on of the half a million casualties of Passchendaele, surviving a blast which killed three of this best friends.

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Richard van Emden Giveaway!

How would you like to get your hands on an exclusive signed copy of Richard van Emden’s new release, 1918?! Well we have one to give away! Read on to find out how you could win this exclusive prize….

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1918 – 2018: 100 Years – Armistice 11 November

At Pen and Sword we love reading and discovering new information about WWI.

Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, recognising the significance of the end of the First World War, and the sacrifice made by so many men and women during this period.

Here are some of our latest WW1 releases we can’t put down:

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The Korean War and the Commonwealth Dimension

Hello! Today we have a guest post to share with you by author James Goulty. Eyewitness Korea by James Goulty is out now: Eyewitness Korea

Today the Korean War 1950-1953 is largely remembered as an American affair. There is good reason for this, not least the fact that America led the UN coalition that fought the Communists, and suffered around 37,000 dead, and over 100,000 wounded, many seriously. American involvement in Korea has also been enshrined in popular culture, notably via the M*A*S*H television series and films, based around the activities of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Yet, over 145,000 troops from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand served in Korea, together with a small number of South African soldiers attached to Commonwealth units, and non-combatant personnel from an Indian Army medical unit. Total British casualties have been officially determined as 1,078 dead and 2,674 wounded. This article will summarise the role played by British and Commonwealth ground troops during the Korean War, and their counterparts involved in the war at sea and in the air.

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