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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 day of the Somme has become synonomous 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.

Gary Sheffield casts his eye over the latest publications.

"The boys [of 1 Parachute Brigade] could always find some excuse to have a go at the American troops, either because the Yanks didn’t...

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

Gallipoli stands almost alone among battles of the First World War. This campaign, fought at the Dardanelles in 1915, has a romance almost...

The First World War continues to be one of the most dynamic fields of study for historians of the 20th Century. In Britain we are not yet free...

I once viewed, in an art gallery in Australia, a painting of the colonial era depicting the Union flag being planted in the new found land. I...