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History of War - - CONTENTS -

TOM GAR­NER

This is­sue Tom spoke with Gulf War vet­eran and for­mer Tor­nado nav­i­ga­tor John Nichol. He dis­cusses his new book on the iconic Lan­caster bomber, its legacy and his per­sonal bond with WWII veter­ans (p.42)

WIL­LIAM WELSH

For this month’s Great Bat­tles, Wil­liam ex­plores the crit­i­cal Bat­tle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), dur­ing Spain’s Re­con­quista. Turn to page 34 to dis­cover how Chris­tian cru­saders man­aged to strike a blow against the Al­mo­had Caliphate.

DAVID SMITH

David takes a look at the for­ma­tion, train­ing and im­por­tant role of the Lo­cal De­fence Vol­un­teers, dis­parag­ingly and af­fec­tion­ately dubbed ‘Dad’s Army’, who in 1940 were in real prepa­ra­tion for Ger­man in­va­sion (p. 28).

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