John Crossland

The Pity of War

John Crossland uncovers a conspiracy of silence from the records of Britain's First World War court-martial victims.

To Dig or Not to Dig?

John Crossland on the ethical dilemmas facing those who wish to dig out Battle of Britain planes and pilots.

Britain's Air Defences and the Munich Crisis

Was Britain prepared for war in 1938? Not in the air, argues John Crossland, as he investigates the myths and penny-pinching that nearly scuppered the Spitfire victors of the Battle of Britain.

The Xi'an Incident

A tragi-comic sequence of mutiny and kidnap marked a crucial stage in the struggle of Nationalists and Communists for the hearts and minds of China.