Always Take Notes Podcast

5th April 2018

In this episode, Simon speaks to Max Hastings, the best-selling military historian and erstwhile foreign correspondent and newspaper editor. They discussed Max’s early career – how 1960s and 70s Fleet Street really was, without the benefit of rose-tinted spectacles – his experiences in the Falklands in 1982, the development of his book writing, from early ventures to his doorstopper World War Two histories, and the evolution of military history as a genre.

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Rave Reviews for Operation Pedestal

‘Outstanding … this book like all his others … is a cracker. With his usual combination of sensitivity to human suffering and superb dramatic instinct, Hastings has given  us a gripping tale … The immediacy of this book obliterates the cold detachment that time’s passage usually allows …We feel in… Read More

Max Hastings introduces reporting from Operation Pedestal

In this episode, Simon speaks to Max Hastings, the best-selling military historian and erstwhile foreign correspondent and newspaper editor. Read More

Max Hastings at Sea

Ahead of the publication of Operation Pedestal in May, here is Max submerged aboard a Royal Navy submarine of War II vintage, at sea in 1966. Read More