The Cichociemni: The Polish ‘Silent Unseen’

The Cichociemni, or ‘the Silent Unseen’, were elite special troops serving in the exiled Polish Army. The organisation was formed in Britain during the Second World War and members underwent rigorous and extensive training before heading to occupied Poland to lead the...

SAS: Sea King Down

Soldiers of the SAS have been involved in many conflicts since the regiment’s inception in the midst of the Second World War. When Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982, it would not be long before the SAS was once again tasked with fighting for...

Chelsea Pensioners: Recollections of the Korean War

Between 1950 and 1953, nearly 100,000 British troops fought on the Korean Peninsula. Although four million people lost their lives in the conflict, many people now see this chapter in 20th-century military history as ‘the Forgotten War’. Many of the British soldiers...

Horrible Histories

Prepare for guts and gore with illustrator Martin Brown of Horrible Histories fame as he takes us on a journey from the bloody Battle of Waterloo to the frightful First World War. Discover his top tips for budding illustrators and find out what makes history so...

Blood, Metal and Dust

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have dominated the international politics of our time. In the wake of British and American troops leaving Afghanistan, join Brigadier Ben Barry as he considers how the conflicts have shaped the modern Middle East. In conversation with...