Articles by LLTchris



Review of “Fighting the Somme”

Fighting the Somme: German challenges, dilemmas and solutions by Jack Sheldon published by Pen & Sword Military, 2017 ISBN 978 1 47388 199 0 Hardback. 205 pages (including chapter end notes) plus appendix, bibliography and…


Review of “A taste of success”

A taste of success: the First Battle of the Scarpe: the opening phase of the Battle of Arras, 9-14 April 1917 by Jim Smithson published by Helion & Company, 2017 ISBN 978 1 911096 40…



Review of “The Christian Soldier”

The Christian Soldier: the life of Lt-Col. the Rev. Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar, Croix de Guerre avec Palme by Charles Beresford published by Helion & Company, 2017 ISBN 978 1 910777 31…


Review of “Harrogate Terriers”

Harrogate Terriers: the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion West Yorkshire regiment in the Great War By John Sheehan with a foreword by Peter Hart Published by Pen & Sword Military 2017 Hardback, 273 pages plus bibliography, appendices…


Review of contrasting books on Warwick in the Great War

Coventry and Warwickshire 1914-1919: local aspects of the Great War, volumes 1 and 2 edited by Chris Holland with essays from Janet Leith, Janet Courtney, Susan Tall, James Sambrook, Gillian Ashley-Smith, Jeromy Hassell, Philip Spinks,…


Review of “Daring all things”

Daring all things: the autobiography of George Kendall (1881-1961) published by Helion & Company, 2016 ISBN 978 1 911096 62 7 Hardback. 208pp. Not illustrated. No index. Reviewed by Chris Baker Written shortly before George…


What were VDH and DAH?

VDH and DAH are two acronyms that are often seen in men’s army service records. They both relate to heart trouble. VDH means valvular disease of the heart. It is the more serious of the…