Bernard Egan

In this week's 'From the Archives' blog, we continue our series of guest posts written by our wonderful work experience students from earlier in the summer. This post comes from Alex Blaney, who was with us for two weeks to gain experience of work in an archive. There is perhaps something for everyone in the Jesuits in Britain Archives, and in Alex's post it is clear that there is much to inspire an English Literature student, from deciphering 18th century handwriting to cataloguing letters and...
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem – an event of the Second World War in which a British Jesuit played a significant role among the Allied troops.In September 1944, Operation Market Garden was the Allies’ attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges in the occupied Netherlands, including one at Arnhem. Having already liberated Brussels after the Normandy landings the previous June, their main objective was to outflank German defences. It...