History of War

CONTRIBUTO­RS

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JONATHAN TRIGG

Jonathan is a former British Army officer turned historian of the Second World War and the Wehrmacht. Over on page 24 he recounts the story of Michael Wittmann, whom Nazi propagandi­sts dubbed the ‘Black Baron’.

DAVID SMITH

David is an historian specialisi­ng in American military history, including the War of Independen­ce and Civil War. On page 42 he discusses how George Washington used his experience in the British Army to help win the American Revolution.

WILLIAM SHEPHERD

William is an historian and author of several books on the Greco-persian wars. Over on page 56 he recounts the critical Battle of Plataea, 479 BCE, which finally halted Xerxes’ invasion of the Greek city states.

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