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 also dip into the sections Other articles, MA work, and Family History as I'm sure there will be articles to inform, amuse and interest you all. If you use any of the articles for your research, please at least reference me. If you have any questions, please 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. For almost 15 years, I've been writing on topics that have excited me. I hope you enjoy my website!


'History is the distillation of rumour'

Thomas Carlyle, 1837



First World War



Second World War



Other Features



MA Work



Family History


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