Bernard Dargols, French GI at Omaha Beach has passed, at age 98, a few weeks before the 75th D-Day commemorations

It is with great sadness that we informed you of the passing of Bernard Dargols, French WW2 veteran who fought with as a GI of the 2nd division Infantry in the US army. Below follows an obituary announcement made by Bernard’s granddaughter and biographer, Caroline Jolivet.

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Happy Birthday ‘Robinson Crusoe’ – 300 years old, and still going strong!

The 25th April 2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe. Our new release by Mike Rendell looks at some of the stories which inspired Daniel Defoe – stories of bravery, courage, determination and good fortune. In this guest post, Mike explores the ongoing effect of this unique book. Enjoy!

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Meet the author: D.P. Graham

Today on the blog, we have an exclusive interview with Pen and Sword author D.P. Graham. D.P. Graham has a background in research and is a qualified historian. He has lectured on various aspects of the seventeenth-century Irish Military establishment, as well as its development in mainland Europe and the Wild Geese Irish exiles.

His new book, The Irish Brigade 1670–1745, is available to preorder now.

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