Warfare in News


Posted on Friday 11th April

On Wednesday evening, Pen and Sword Books officially began their First World War Centenary commemorations with an event hosted by Dan Jarvis MBE MP in the Churchill Room at the Palace of Westminster, entitled The Great War: Why We Should Remember.

The event was well attended by First World War authors and historians, Members of Parliament, the press and other media. Speakers on the night included Richard Van Emden (Teenage Tommy, Veterans), Jon Cooksey (Barnsley Pals), Major and Mrs Holt (Holts' Battlefield Guidebooks), Jack Sheldon (The German Army in the Great War), Andrew Robertshaw (Digging the Trenches) and Dr Anthony Seldon (Public Schools and the Great War). Each speaker concentrated on a different area of interest and expertise around the theme of Remembrance. More photographs are available via Pen and Sword Facebook.

Dan Jarvis formerly served with the Parachute Regiment before entering Parliament. As well an active constituency MP for Barnsley – where P&S is based – Dan is also a shadow Justice minister and The Labour Party's lead for the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Great War. Pen and Sword worked with Dan's office to put on the event, commemorating the war, discussing the importance of Remembrance, and marking their own 25th anniversary in publishing.

By 2018, Pen and Sword will have over 1,000 titles in print covering all aspects of the Great War. A full listing of all of their First World War Books and DVDs can be viewed on the website.

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