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99p offer: A selection of this month’s discounted eBooks
Fighting For Napoleon The Disappearance of Maria Glenn Fighting the Somme Fighting Hitler from Dunkirk to D-Day

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Final Wicket Flight from Colditz Fixer and Fighter Fleet Air Arm Carrier War

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Figureheads of the Royal Navy First In: The Airborne Pathfinders Fire Over the Rock Fireship

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25 March 1918: Walter Tull is killed in action

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Against All Odds – Walter Tull by Stephen Wynn.

An orphan at just six years of age, Walter Tull and his elder brother, Edward, were moved to a children’s home in the East End of London. Two years after entering the home, Walter and Edward were split up when Edward was adopted and went to live in Glasgow. Walter’s sporting prowess saw him play for top local amateur side, Clapton Football club, signing for them in 1908, but it was to be a short lived affair, as by the following year he had signed as a professional for the prestigious Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, making his first team debut against Manchester United. In October 1911 Walter was transferred to Northampton Town Football Club, where he would go on to play over 100 first team games, before the First World War brought a premature end to his career as a professional footballer.

With the outbreak of war, Walter wasted no time enlisting in the British Army, initially as a Private in the newly formed 17th (Football) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Further promotions followed and in no time at all he had reached the rank of Sergeant. He was put forward for a commission and passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29 May 1917. He went on to become the first black officer in the British Army and was fondly regarded by the men who served under him. Walter was killed in action whilst leading his men in a counter attack against German defensive positions on Monday, 25 March 1918. He died a hero. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. Like many men of his generation his life was cut short for the greater good whilst in the service of his country, so that others might prevail.

27 March 1958: The Battle of Britain Fighter Association is formed

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A History of the Battle of Britain Fighter Association by Geoff Simpson, with foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales.

In 1945 it was announced that Allied airmen who had taken part in the Battle of Britain in 1940 would be entitled to the “immediate” award of the 1939-1945 Star, with Battle of Britain Clasp. This was the only Clasp awarded with the 1939-1945 Star. In the following years holders of the Clasp held informal get-togethers. In 1958 the Battle of Britain Fighter Association (BBFA) was formed, with full membership only available to holders of the Battle of Britain Clasp. Lord Dowding was the first President. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother became Patron. That post is now held by HRH The Prince of Wales.

As well as organising reunions and providing some welfare assistance to members and widows, the Association has played a key role in researching entitlement to the Clasp and pronouncing on claims for the Clasp. A considerable part of the knowledge existing today on these matters came from the work of successive BBFA archivists, the late Group Captain Tom Gleave and the late Wing Commander John Young. The Association has also become closely associated with the Battle of Britain thanksgiving service held every September in Westminster Abbey. The Association’s archives are held in part by the Secretary of the BBFA, Group Captain Patrick Tootal and in part by the Air Historical Branch, RAF (AHB) at RAF Northolt. Geoff Simpson has now been invited by the Association to use these archives as the basis of a book on the history of the organisation.

28 March 1941: HMS Havock sinks an Italian Destroyer

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Destroyer at War – The Fighting Life and Loss of HMS Havock from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean 1939-42 by David Goodey and Richard Osborne.

At 23.15 on 28 March 1941, during the Battle of Matapan, HMS Havock fired four torpedoes at the Italian destroyer Carducci scoring one hit which brought her to a standstill. Havock then circled her hapless victim pouring in heavy fire until she blew up and sank at 23.30.

Destroyer At War describes the fighting life and loss of the destroyer HMS Havock from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean during 1939-1942. Authors David Goodey and Richard Osborne describe the origins of this hard-worked destroyer before discussing her action-packed five-year career. Havock spent little time in harbour unless under repair and her crew was the equal of any. When she was wrecked in April 1942 one national newspaper reported the loss with the words: “Havock, Britain’s No. 2 Destroyer of this war – second only in fame and glory to the Cossack – has been wrecked off the coast of Tunisia.” The epithet was well-deserved because in just two and half years Havock was awarded a staggering 11 battle honours which graphically track her progress through the war. Highlights in her career included the battles of Narvik, Matapan and Sirte, the action off Cape Spada, the evacuations of Greece and Crete, the Tobruk ‘run’ and Malta convoy duty. On 22 March 1942 Havock was crippled during the Second Battle of Sirte and was sent to Malta for temporary repairs where she experienced the Luftwaffe’s attempt to neutralise the island. On 5 April she was wrecked off Tunisia while attempting to escape to Gibraltar.

The authors have skilfully blended a well-researched and authoritative narrative with eye-witness accounts which make the text richer and more believable than a mere tale by a naval historian. They also regularly step back from the immediate action in order to place Havock‘s activities within the context of happenings elsewhere.

In the news: The Times
The dark arts of the Russian poisoners – Were Sergei Skripal and his daughter poisoned by Putin’s operatives? The former Russian special forces officer Boris Volodarsky assesses the evidence in The Times, 7 March 2018.

The Skripals, the Kremlin threat and the Russian security expert who thinks he knows why they were poisoned. The Times’ Andrew Billen meets Boris Volodarsky, a former member of the GRU Spetsnaz, in Vienna, where he talks spies, betrayal and the dark arts of the Russian secret services.

Books by Boris Volodarsky: The KGB’s Poison Factory – From Lenin to Litvinenko, published by Frontline Books, is now available in paperback. A further volume by Boris Volodarsky is due to be published in August 2018 and is available to preorder now with 20% off the RRP: Assassins – The KGB’s Poison Factory Ten Years On.

The KGB’s Poison Factory Assassins

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