‘We are a generation not from this universe’ One of the few remaining members of the infamous ‘night witches’, the female pilots who flew in the Soviet front line during World War Two, died on 22 September 2016. Irina Vyacheslavovna Rakobol’skaya was born on 22 December 1919. She enrolled in the physics faculty at Moscow … More Celebrating the Lives of Soviet Women: Irina Vyacheslavovna Rakobol’skaya (1919-2016)
Roll up, roll up! You may be interested to hear that we have several copies from the publisher of the following book available for review: Roger Moorhouse, The Devil’s Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 If you would like to borrow a copy of the book to prepare a review, please contact Melanie on email@example.com. … More Book Review Opportunity!
Professor Neil Wynn was recently interviewed about the impact on the South West of the build-up for D-Day in June 1944. He focused particularly on the presence of large numbers of American servicemen, over 250,000 of whom were based in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Somerset alone. The population of Wiltshire, for example, was outnumbered two-to-one as … More Prof. Neil Wynn interviewed on D-Day for BBC Points West