Articles by LLTchris


Review of “Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal”

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal: the story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada – 60th Battalion in the First World War by Richard R. Pyves published by Helion & Company in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978 1…



Review of “Faces from the Front”

Faces from the Front Harold Gillies, the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup, and the origins of modern plastic surgery by Andrew Bamji published by Helion & Company, October 2017 Hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 66 0 202…


5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…



New book on the April 1918 Battle of the Lys

I am very pleased to report today that I have received the first printed copies of my new book. Produced by Pen & Sword for the “Battleground” series, it covers the southern half of the…


Review of “Within four walls”

Within four walls: a classic of escape by Major M. C. Harrison DSO MC and Captain H. A. Cartwright MC republished by Pen & Sword Military, 2016 in facsimile from 1930 Edward Arnold & Co…


Two officers killed accidentally by sentry

Several newspapers included details of a tragic story from an inquest held at a Police Court on Monday 25 January 1915. This example is from the “Manchester Evening News”: Harris was charged with causing the death…