D-day

In an era of illusion and fantasy, let the wine do the talking

8 June 2019 8:00 am

We had all said everything there was to say about Brexit a hundred times over. So the conversation took different…

Mount Longdon, Falkland Islands, where members of the 3rd Parachute Regiment died in fighting on 11–12 June 1982

Helen Parr’s intimate portrait of the Parachute Regiment – Our Boys – captures the essence of modern Britain

22 September 2018 9:00 am

An intimate portrait of the Parachute Regiment manages to capture the history of modern Britain – Rachel Seiffert loved it

A gripping new play with a Michael Fish-y narrative: Pressure reviewed

14 April 2018 9:00 am

David Haig’s play Pressure looks at the Scottish meteorologist, James Stagg, who advised Eisenhower about the weather in the week…

A Special Air Service jeep patrol is greeted by its commander David Stirling on its return from the desert in January 1943

Stirling work with the SAS

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The SAS was the first unit to be granted regimental status for generations. Its chief aim was to damage the…

Royal Marine commandos coming ashore on Juno Beach, 9 a.m., 6 June 1944. The Allies fixed a tidally perfect day to land using a Victorian music machine

The dizzying truth about tides

16 July 2016 9:00 am

The tour guides of Ephesus, in Turkey, have a nice party trick to wake up their dozing coach passengers. As…

Dan Snow's diary: Making World Cup history

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Could there be a more timely advert for the Better Together campaign than on the field of sport? What the…

Portrait of the week

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Home After an Ofsted inspection of 21 schools in Birmingham (none of them faith schools), against the background of allegations…

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…

Mary and Papa, Downing Street, July 1942

‘Papa told us everything’: Winston Churchill and the remarkable Mary Soames

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Memories of Mary Soames, Churchill’s remarkable daughter

Not quite cricket

7 April 2012 10:00 am

To the French, Albion’s expertise in perfidy will come as no surprise. But centuries of warfare have given them time…