Posted by Kevin Hicks on 18th March 2012
I’ve just read the most incredible book; first published in 1944 it is the true story of a Polish resistance operative whose struggle against the Nazis really is a truly inspiring story. It was Jan that brought the news out of Poland to the west about the Warsaw Ghetto and the death camps. I was gripped from beginning to end and although I have read many books on the Nazis and the Holocaust, this particular book has left me with a huge...
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 14th February 2012
History Squad together with Blue Hippo Media have once again joined forces to make an original film called The Journey. Purpose made for the education market, it will illustrate to students the subject of the Holocaust which will enable them to think critically about history and its contemporary comparisons and raise understanding and tolerance. THE FILM ONCE FINISHED WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY BY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES as well as be entered into INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 1st December 2011
Today marks the launch of a brand new presentation about the Titanic. I’ve been working on a Health & Safety project recently designed for adults, using history as a medium. I was discussing this on Poppy Day with Miss Page, an English Teacher at Finham Park School, Coventry and she suggested I might like to try the presentation out on her Year 9 English group who are using the Titanic as a topic in their studies.
Posted by Kevin Hicks on 8th November 2011
This is a book I found recently. Being a Brummie myself and an ex-soldier I felt it was a book I had to read. Written by Andrew Norman, this book charts his life of Thomas Waldin, a 19-year old from the poverty stricken back-to-backs in Birmingham. Young Tom volunteered for the British Army in 1915 where he served in my Great Grandfather’s regiment 8th battalion Rifle Brigade up until he suffered terrible wounds. It’s a fascinating book that charts his whole life...