History, Military History, Uncategorized

On This Day in 1939

September 3rd 1939 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declares Britain is at war with Germany. On the 1st September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, attacking all fronts. People throughout Britain heard the whispers of war grow and grow and by the morning of the 3rd September 1939, the tension hung in the air of many a household. Chamberlain… Continue reading On This Day in 1939

History, Military History, The War in Europe,

On This Day in WW2

August 31st 1939 Britain Replies to Herr Hitler Hitler sent a note to the British Government last night. The cabinet meet this morning to discuss and after around one and a half hours of deliberation, they send their reply to Berlin. Britain is still standing firm in her undertaking to help Poland¬†..." As Britain stands… Continue reading On This Day in WW2

History, Military History, The War in Europe,, Uncategorized

On This Day in WW2

The beloved film, The Wizard of Oz opened today, August 25th 1939 in theatres throughout America. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. The film was based on the children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Also on this day in 1944, Paris is finally liberated following many days of fighting between the… Continue reading On This Day in WW2

History, Military History, The Battle of Britain, The War in Europe,

On This Day in 1940

The Battle of Britain intensifies. Some cloud remained at dawn but it was expected to be a clear day, warmer in the south. For northern England, cloud persists and rain showers expected. Since August 18th, a lull had began, allowing both sides to regroup, rest, and prepare. The Luftwaffe have still not achieved what they… Continue reading On This Day in 1940

History, Military History, The Battle of Britain, The War in Europe,

The Guinea Pig Club – An RAF Club Like No Other

On this day in 1941, a group of RAF men, all patients at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, founded The Guinea Pig Club. Bored, frustrated by their hospitalisation and numerous surgeries, the club was initially to be a drinking club, a way of passing time. The men named the ward at the hospital,… Continue reading The Guinea Pig Club – An RAF Club Like No Other

History, Military History, The War in Europe,

VE Day 2021

This year's celebration marks 76 years since the end of the war in Europe, a war that had prevailed for almost six years and taken the lives of millions. On the 7th May¬†1945, many people heard whisperings that the Germans had surrendered and the war in Europe was finally over. On that same day, General… Continue reading VE Day 2021

fiction, historical fiction

Latest Release: SPITFIRE by Suzy Henderson

My latest release, SPITFIRE, is a short story set during WW2, and features a male protagonist, Sam, a fighter pilot flying sorties over Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo. I have no idea where he came from except to say that one morning he simply materialised, and in good time too. As the 80th anniversary of the… Continue reading Latest Release: SPITFIRE by Suzy Henderson

fiction, historical fiction, Novel, Uncategorized

New Year New Books Fete & Prize & Giveaway

N.N. Light's Book Heaven New Year New Books Fete running throughout January. Open internationally. Runs January 1 - 31 2020. Draw to be held on February 1, 2020. Calling all readers! It's a brand new year and I'm ringing in 2020 with N. N Light's Book Heaven New Year New Books Fete. 39 books from… Continue reading New Year New Books Fete & Prize & Giveaway

fiction, historical fiction, Novel, Uncategorized

The Moments that Define Us

People often ask me when I began to write and why. Well, the answer is, it crept up on me. My first desire to write cropped up during my English lit degree with the Open University. For those of you familiar with the OU, one chooses which module they wish to study from a selection… Continue reading The Moments that Define Us