Reviews

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…


Review of “From the Western Front to Salonika”

From the Western Front to Salonika: a French soldier writes home The letters of Pierre Suberviolle by Catherine Labaume-Howard Published by Helion & Company, 2016 ISBN 978 1911096 28 3 Paperback, 182 pages including appendices,…


Review of “Victory on the Western Front”

Victory on the Western Front: the development of the British Army 1914-1918 by (Dr) Michael Senior published by Pen & Sword Military, 2016 ISBN 978 1 78340 065 2 Hardback. 209pp plus appendices, end notes,…


Review of “Dauntless courage on the Somme”

Dauntless courage on the Somme: officers of the 19th Division who fell at La Boisselle 1-10 July 1916 by Nick Thornicroft published by Helion & Company, 2016 ISBN 978 1 910777 82 4 Hardback, 224…



Review of “Time to remember”

Time to remember: the journal of Lance Sergeant William Webb, October 1914-January 1916, 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Seventh Division 1914-1918 by Gerald W. Buxton published by Helion & Company, 2016 ISBN 978 1 910777…


Reviews of two new Somme guides

When I first visited the Somme – it must be thirty years ago or more – I went alone, accompanied by that excellent battlefield guide book “Before endeavours fade” by Rose Coombs. The book is…


Review of “Kitchener’s Mob”

Kitchener’s Mob: the New Army to the Somme by Peter Doyle and Chris Foster published by The History Press ISBN 978 0 7509 6495 1 Hardback, large format, 205pp plus bibliography, notes and index. Illustrated….