Reviews

Review of “Padre, prisoner and pen-pusher”

Padre, prisoner and pen-pusher The World War One experiences of Reverend Benjamin O’Rorke By Peter Howson Published by Helion & Company, Solihull, 2015 ISBN 978 1 910294 70 3 Hardback 163pp including bibliography, no index,…



Review of two new titles on the Aisne battlefields

The Nivelle offensive and the Battle of the Aisne 1917 A battlefield guide to the Chemin des Dames by Andrew Uffindell published by Pen & Sword Military in 2015 paperback ISBN 978-1-78303-034-7 pages 197 including…



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Haig’s Medical Officer

Haig’s Medical Officer The papers of Colonel Eugene ‘Micky’ Ryan CMG DSO RAMC by Eugene P Ryan published by Pen & Sword Military, October 2013 ISBN 978 1 78159 316 5 cover price – £19.99…


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Breaking the fortress line 1914

Breaking the fortress line 1914 by Clayton Donnell published by Pen & Sword Military, October 2013 ISBN 978 1 84884 813 9 cover price – £19.99 Hardback, 214pp. Illustrated, notes, bibliography, index. reviewed by Chris…


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Casualty lists from The Genealogist

Many readers of this website will be familiar with the service providers Ancestry and Findmypast, both of which carry extensive collections of records that are of great value to anyone researching British soldiers of the…


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For bravery in the field (MM register)

For Bravery in the Field Great War British Army Recipients of the Military Medal 1914-1920: a Register by Peter Warrington published 2014 by The Naval & Military Press Limited ISBN 978-1-78331-138-5 Paperback, large format, 641pp…


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Swansea in the Great War

Swansea in the Great War by Bernard Lewis published by Pen & Sword Military, October 2014 ISBN 978 1 783 032945 cover price – £12.99 Paperback, 216pp plus bibliography and index. Illustrated. reviewed by Chris…


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Signals from the Great War

Signals from the Great War The experiences of a Signals Officer on the Western Front as told through his war diaries 1917-1919 by Archibald Gordon Macgregor RE MC edited and compiled by Anna Welti published…