Recommended Reading: 1917

1917 looks like it will become an award-winning blockbuster film, but how accurate is it?

Whilst the story behind the film is not strictly factual, it is based on a number of events that took place in 1917 which have been adapted into one script. Here we try to pick out those events and suggest further reading if you would like to delve deeper into the facts behind the fiction you see on-screen. 

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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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