New post on Julian Stockwin
A new study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM)* to be issued on 19 January proposes an economic model that would help reduce the cost of textbooks and increase their availability to students in schools around the world.
Allied commanders during WWI have mostly come under heavy criticism in the books written after the event, particularly those written long after the event. This new book is rare in that the author has appreciated just how many changes applied from 1914 and required commanders to relearn military tactics from hard experience. Hamilton’s command in Gallipoli has been re-evaluated against these significant changes and the work done so well by the author could profitably be applied to many other battles, campaigns and leadership through WWI. Highly recommended.
The author holds the distinction that he was the only German POW in either WWI or WWII to make a successful home run escape from the British Isles. As such, this is a unique story and he tells his tale well. The only complaint might be a low level of illustration but as the publisher has a solid reputation for including appropriate illustration in their books, it has to be assumed that there was a lack of suitable material. Most of the illustration included is in the form of clippings from newspapers of the time. A very interesting read and an ideal addition to any library of military history.
The A to Z of London
Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot, West London
11:00 to 17:00 on 23 and 24 April 2016
A rare opportunity to see inside London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, West London, will take place on 23 and 24 April 2016. Design enthusiasts and family visitors to the Museum’s The A to Z of London Open Weekend will have the chance to look around this working Museum Depot, which holds over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history and is usually closed to the public. The event will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Johnston typeface, created by calligrapher Edward Johnston, with themed workshops, tours, talks and family fun.
“The Forgotten Women”, well not any more!!.This fine account of the critical part played by women in Britain and with British forces during WWI goes a very long way to bringing forward the story of women at war. Highly Recommended.