issue # 107 - Spring 1997
From The Editor
The theme of issue
107, as suggested by the cover, is the invasion of Normandy in
June 1944. There are
several excellent articles on the subject, supported by some fine
contributions on topics as diverse as the Siege of Alesia and the
The publication of
this issue is timed to coincide with the AGM, which will be held
at the usual venue, Devon House, on Saturday 1st March.
It promises to be an entertaining day, with several
competitions, a bring & buy sale and the election of the new
committee (any volunteers?).
It has been a good
year for the HKSW, with an active membership of over 30 who have
done much to add to the success of the club, and, not least of
all, this publication . . . talking of which, please keep those
creative juices flowing – Despatches needs more of your
The next issue
will have part two of Peter Hunt’s article on his grandfather,
an up-date of wargame sites on the World Wide Web, the regular
columns and whatever you send me in the mean time.
The deadline for submissions for issue #108 is 15 May 1997 and these should be sent to me preferably in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to email@example.com or alternatively by fax to 2849 6584. Typing should, if possible, be in a single column with 1” margins. If you are providing any illustrations, please send these separately (preferably in JPEG format if in computer form, zipped if practicable).
Due to the Easter holiday, please note that the April meeting will be
held on Saturday 12th, i.e. the second Saturday of the
This issue’s cover depicts
the US 1st Infantry Division coming ashore
at Omaha Beach – a detail from a panoramic watercolour by artist