Category Archives: 20th century history

Hometown talk on Saturday as ‘Fire and Ice’ takes a break for Christmas

History Press author Vincent Hunt gives his final talk of the year this Saturday December 12th on the scorched earth destruction of Norway, telling stories from his book ‘Fire and Ice: the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ (ISBN: 9780750958073) … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ stories go to Wirral Bookfest and Manchester Historical with plans being made for American talks too

This summer I’ll be taking scorched earth stories from my book ‘Fire and Ice – the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ on the road, giving some illustrated talks to historical societies and at book festivals. It’s a great opportunity … Continue reading

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London’s ‘Den Norske Club’ in Mayfair the venue for author’s scorched earth talk on Friday March 6

It’s a great honour for me to be a guest speaker at ‘Den Norske Club’ in London, a social and networking club that’s at the centre of the UK’s Norwegian community. As part of the informal Friday evening drinks event, … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ interview most viewed on Roz’s writer’s blog just weeks before US publication

The importance of social media to writers and readers is now well-established in today’s rapidly changing world and I’m delighted to say my account of the scorched earth destruction of Norway during the war ‘Fire and Ice’ is currently riding … Continue reading

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Praise for ‘Fire and Ice’ from scorched earth eye witness .. and getting ready for US publication

There’s another visit from my postman, this time bringing a Christmas card from another of my contributors to my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’. This time it is from Gunnar Jaklin, the founder of the Tromso Defence Museum and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from the inside on the writing of ‘Fire and Ice’ for The Right Word

I spent a couple of hours one day this week talking about my Norwegian scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ with a friend who’s starting out writing a new blog called The Right Word. My friend lives in Philadelphia and … Continue reading

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Scorched earth update: Bugøynes – the village that escaped the Nazi flames

The number of towns that escaped the flames of the scorched earth retreat by the Nazis from Norway in 1994 can be counted on the fingers of – probably – one hand. The most famous of those places is the … Continue reading

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