• 30 Nov 2017
    Encounters with the Great War

    Encounters with the Great War

    As 2018 approaches, it gives one pause for thought to note we’re soon to enter the final centenary year of the First World War. 1918 contained some of the most important watershed moments in modern history, such as the signing of the…

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  • 22 Jun 2017
    Duce! — The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism

    Duce! — The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism

    Led by Historical Trips co-founder Nigel Jones, this pioneering tour promises a penetrating and eye-opening overview of one of the 20th century's most controversial and notorious leaders, the state he created, and the lasting legacy he left…

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  • 28 Apr 2017
    May 1940: Part 1

    May 1940: Part 1

    As we enter a May Bank Holiday weekend and contemplate a looming General Election, it is perhaps fitting to reflect on the tumultuous events of another May — May 1940. It was in this month and in this year that Britain embarked on a m…

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  • 28 Apr 2017
    Secret War | Andrée 'Dédée' de Jongh

    Secret War | Andrée 'Dédée' de Jongh

    It was a great privilege to travel to Belgium and France recently with Guide Lecturer, Guy Walters, to recce our upcoming ‘Secret Army’ tour. As a journey, it has some fantastic elements – combining the urban centres of Br…

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  • 13 Apr 2017
    Kidnapping a General | Crete and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Kidnapping a General | Crete and Patrick Leigh Fermor

    I have just returned from our weeklong tour in Crete, following in the footsteps of SOE agents Patrick Leigh Fermor and Billy Moss in their daring 1944 mission to kidnap the island’s German commander, General Kreipe. The tour was a g…

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