Michael Dillon spent time as a ship’s surgeon in the British navy

In May 1962 the London-based literary agent John Johnson received news that Michael Dillon, one of his clients, had died unexpectedly in a hospital in(...)

Jeremy Paxman: ‘Those who read the war through the prism of the 1960s do their history a disservice.’ Photograph: Phil Fisk

Every war is filled with myths, some big, some small. Growing up, BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman regularly heard of his “Uncle Charlie”, his deeds and (...)