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Talk at Topping’s

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

At 8pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018, Saul will launch his new novel The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders at an event in Topping’s, Bath. Click here for details

England’s Forgotten Queen

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Saul’s next TV appearance is discussing Tudor military warfare on England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey, a 3-part BBC4 documentary presented by Helen Castor. It airs on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th January at 9pm.

Film trailer

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The trailer for the feature film Entebbe, made using  Saul’s book Operation Thunderbolt (and for which Saul was the historical consultant), has just been released by distributor eOne: Click here to watch

The film, starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl, will be screened in UK cinemas from 9 March 2018. It’s also being released in the US as 7 Days in Entebbe from 16 March 2018: Click here to watch the US trailer

War Above The Trenches

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Saul will present a new 2 x 1 hour history series called ‘War Above The Trenches’ for UKTV Yesterday and French channel RMC Découverte. Filming begins in late November and the series will air in 2018.

The Force

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saul has started work on a new history book – The Force – about a small unit of US/Canadian special forces who carry out mission impossible in World War Two. It has been commissioned by New York publishing giant Hachette Books and will appear in the US in the autumn of 2019.

New novel

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saul’s third novel – The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders (the third in the Zulu Hart series) – is now finished and will be published by Hodder in the UK on 22 February 2018.

Entebbe feature film

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The feature film ‘Entebbe’ – based on my book ‘Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe’, and directed by José Padilha and starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl – will debut at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2018, and will go on general release in US and UK cinemas on 16 March.

MA in Military History

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

There is still space on the 2017-18 Master’s in Military History by Research programme that Saul runs for the University of Buckingham in London. Applications close on 30 September 2017. Full-time and part-time options available, as well as associate studentships (which do not require a written component, but instead give the student access to lectures and dinners).


For further details on the lecture dates and how to apply, see the Academic section of this website, the University of Buckingham website (www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/militaryhistory ) or contact Maria Floyd in Humanities Research Admissions on +44 (0)1280 827514
Email: humanitiespg-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk



NY Times paperback review

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Saul’s OPERATION THUNDERBOLT, on the daring rescue of hostages from Entebbe airport in 1976, has been selected for the Paperback Row section of last weekend’s New York Times Book Review: ‘David recounts the episode in thrilling, minute by minute detail.’ Click here for full review

New Novel

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Saul has just delivered the manuscript to his new novel, the third in the George Hart series, set in London in 1888. It’s working title is: ‘The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders: A George Hart Novel’. It will be published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2018.