Welcome to Sir Martin Gilbert's website, a celebration of his life and his work, his passion, his philosophy, his favourite haunts, his humour and his humanity.
The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin is a scholar and an historian who, through his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”.
The German Invasion of Russia
Photo: Summer 1941; battle-weary German troops rest at the side of the tank 1050 words/5 minute read On the night of July1, a train made up of twenty-two goods wagons and two passenger cars left Leningrad for the east; on board, under the vigilant eye of the art schola...Read more >>
Staying in Britain this Summer? Read Gilbert
Photo: Sir Martin’s map of the First World War Sites in Britain Visit the museums, birthplaces, cemeteries and memorials – locations with a First World War connection. Sir Martin’s Atlas is an historical guide to any tour through Britain. Read: British Hi...Read more >>
Refugees and Diplomats. What exactly have we learned? From Esther Gilbert
Photo: The visa signed by the Ecuadorean diplomat Ernesto Fuchs in Prague on 8 February 1939 for Mr Tibor Friedmann. Photo courtesy of Alberto Dorfzaun. 950 words/5 minute read Some names are known; some lie buried in forgotten archives. Many, knowing they were operatin...Read more >>