The Historical Eye

Welcome to the Historical Eye


Welcome to my website; here you will find the articles, features and essays I have written over the years on all sorts of historical subjects, particularly military history. Please take the time to dip into the other sections: Other articles, MA work, and Family History. I'm sure there will be features to inform, amuse and interest you all.


If you use any of the articles for your research, then please at least reference me. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at: str@historicaleye.com


Simon Rees


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A foreign country

L P Hartley famously wrote: 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there'. That's certainly true: history can be fascinating and strange, familiar and alien. History is also lighthouse; it warns us to avoid the rocks on which others were dashed.


'History is philosophy learned from examples'

Dionysius of Halicarnassus


First World War



Second World War



Other Features



MA Work



Family History


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