Articles by LLTchris

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…


Review of “They called it shell shock”

They called it shell shock: combat stress in the First World War by Dr. Stefanie Linden published by Helion & Company, 2016 in the Wolverhampton Military Studies collection Hardback glossy 249pp, bibliography, index, list of…


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Looking back: book and other reviews 2015

Defiance! Withstanding the Kaiserschlacht By G. H. F. Nichols Published by Pen & Sword Military, 2015 ISBN 978 1 473833 356 2 Hardback, 264pp This book was originally published by William Blackwood in 1919 under…


Review of “Cambridgeshire Kitcheners”

Cambridgeshire Kitcheners : a history of the 11th (Service) Battalion (Cambs) Suffolk Regiment by Joanna Costin published by Pen & Sword Military, 2016 ISBN 978 1 47386 900 4 Hardback, 300 pages plus introduction, end…



Battlefield clearance and burial

This article was written by Peter Hodgkinson for the University of Birmingham’s Journal of First World War Studies and is reproduced here with his kind permission. It examines the process of the clearance and burial of…


Review of “We are all flourishing”

We are all flourishing: the letters and diary of Captain Walter J. J. Coats MC 1914-1919 edited by Jan Chojecki and Michael LoCicero published by Helion & Company 2016 ISBN 978 1 911096 39 9…




Review of “The Unprofessional Soldier”

The unprofessional soldier: memoirs of a foot soldier in the Mesopotamian campaign of the Great War by Maurice Ellis Bird edited by his grandson David G. Alexander published by Austin Macauley 2016 ISBN 978 1…