Reviews

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…

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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…


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…


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…


Review of “Last stand at Zandvoorde 1914”

Last stand at Zandvoorde 1914: Lord Hugh Grosvenor’s noble sacrifice by Mike McBride published by Pen & Sword Military 2016 ISBN 978 1 47389 157 9 Hardback 226 pages plus bibliography, index. Illustrated. Cover price…


Review of “The Half-Shilling Curate”

The Half-Shilling Curate: a personal account of war & faith 1914-1918 by Sarah Reay Published by Helion & Company, 2016 Hardback, 191 pages including bibliography, index, glossy, illustrated ISBN  978 1 911096 46 7 Cover…