Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Their Finest Hours?

Robert Malcolmson

Spring 2021 - Their Finest Hours?

 

The best books on wartime Britain give a good sense of individual men and women suffering and celebrating, fearing the worst and hoping for something better. Luck, good or bad, played a large role in life and death. Contingency looms large over a lot of wartime history. Plans and intentions often ran aground in the face of nasty, unexpected realities. Little was assured. Normal routines were blown away …


Bio:

Robert Malcolmson is Professor Emeritus of History at Queen’s University. He now lives in Nelson, British Columbia.