Reviews

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….


Review of “South Staffords at war”

South Staffords at war: August 1914 – December 1915 written and published by Andrew Thornton ISBN 978 – 1533290632 Paperback, large format 208 pages plus appendices and bibliography; no index; not illustrated. The technology of…


Review of “The battle of Neuve Chapelle”

“The battle of Neuve Chapelle: Britain’s forgotten offensive of 1915” by Paul Kendall published by Frontline Books, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd ISBN 978 1 47384 718 7 Hardback, 264 pages plus…