Penny Fights and Aldershot it

Though the garrison at Aldershot today is a shadow of its former self, there are still links to the Boer War, and specifically the Siege of Ladysmith, to be found in and around the town. Aldershot had been a sleepy village of some 600 souls until...

Despicable Me?

I was recently made aware of a particularly passionate Defender of the Myth™ who has plenty to say about me: It’s fine to challenge the one-sidedness of Afrikaner nationalist history about the AB War causes, which fail to take into account...

The Phoney Victory

The first book I have read in 2022 is the relatively controversial ‘The Phoney Victory’, by Peter Hitchens. Just like his late-brother, Hitchens is an admirable rattler of cages, and sets out to shatter many of the enduring myths of...