Gary Sheffield

How did an evocatively named Flanders village become shorthand for a whole series of battles around the Belgian city of Ypres?

The first official photograph of a British tank in action, Flers-Courcelette, September 15th, 1916

The first day of the Somme has become synonymous with incompetent leadership and a callous disregard for human life. Gary Sheffield offers a more complex picture of the battle and the role played by General Sir Douglas Haig.

Thomas Jone Barker, 'An Incident at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815'.

Gary Sheffield casts his eye over the latest publications.

It is time to ditch the Blackadder view of history, says Gary Sheffield. Britain was right to fight Imperial Germany in 1914.