Articles by LLTchris

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…



Review of “The Somme 1916: touring the French sector”

The Somme: touring the French sector by David O’Mara published by Pen & Sword in the “Battleground” imprint (formerly “Battleground Europe”) Paperback 240 pages including appendices, bibiography and index. Illustrated. ISBN 978 147389 770 0…



Review of Peter Hart’s “The last battle”

The last battle: endgame on the Western Front, 1918 by Peter Hart published by Profile Books in 2018 Hardback 395 pages plus acknowledgements, end notes and index. Illustrated. ISBN 978 1 78125 482 0 Reviewed by…


Lives lost from the “Manitou”, 16 April 1915

On 17 April 1915, the British ship “Manitou”, carrying 147th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery and the transport section of the 2nd Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, was approached by the Ottoman Turkish…



Six short reviews

There has been such a deluge of new Great War related work published recently that I simply do not have the time to write a full-scale review of all that I have been sent. My…