Reviews

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…


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…