D-Day veterans: The last voices of the longest day – History – Life & Style – The Independent

Re-blogged from The Independent. Today is D-Day plus 25,565. The pivotal Western European battle of the Second World War is about to pass over the horizon of living memory. Of the 61,000 British soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago this Friday, fewer than 500 are still alive. The ranks of the 130,000 … Continue reading D-Day veterans: The last voices of the longest day – History – Life & Style – The Independent

The History Girls: The Personal and the Political, by H.M. Castor

Tucked away at the end of a platform at Bristol Temple Meads railways station, there are some photographs taken by Mark Perham (for a project called ‘Reverberations’ ) of people who work, or have worked, at the station. When I spotted them the other day, as I waited for a train, they moved me; they … Continue reading The History Girls: The Personal and the Political, by H.M. Castor