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Talks and podcasts added to site

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“Tracing your military ancestors”. This is a talk I gave at a Family History Show hosted by The Genealogist. You can watch my intro free of charge but there is a modest fee for seeing the talk. Tracing your military ancestors “Family History Tips from Military Records” is another from the series of Family History […]

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Review of “Frank Speaking”

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Frank Speaking: from Suvla to SchweidnitzEdited by Carole HopePublished by H&K Publishing 2021Hardback ISBN 978 1 8383711 0 4316 pages plus bibliography and index.Reviewed by Chris Baker. I confess to having known the author for several years but memory tells me that I have possibly only actually met her once, although that was as a […]

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Review of “Catholic General”

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Catholic General: the private wartime correspondence of Mahor-General Sir Cecil Edward Pereira, 1914-19Edited by Edward Pereira, Spencer Jones and Michael LoCiceroForward by Professor John BournePublished by Helion & Company in 2020Paperback ISBN 978 1 912866 14 4429 pages plus appendix, bibliography and indexReviewed by Chris BakerWith thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy. […]

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Six miles from victory

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With thanks to the Western Front Association for producing this video of my talk “Six miles from victory” at their President’s Conference held in Birmingham in 2018. “Possibly the most fascinating, informative and entertaining WFA lecture that I’ve ever heard“, said one reviewer. Links The Battles of the Lys 1918 Books

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The du Cros Motor Ambulance Convoy

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On 3 October 1914, newspapers ran a story describing how Sir Arthur du Cros MP had offered to the War Office to raise, equip and maintain a motor ambulance convoy. It was “probably to be commanded by Captain George du Cros and the drivers will be expert mechanics supplied by Mr. du Cros“. Sir Arthur […]

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Oi! LinesMan!

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On tidying up some admin files this morning, I came across an old receipt, dated November 2010. It was the happy day that I bought the LinesMan product from Great War Digital. I have used this product literally every day since then, other than the time when I was in hospital undergoing surgery! Let me […]

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Review of “Allies are a tiresome lot”

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Allies are a tiresome lot: the British Army in Italy in the First World Warby John DillonPublished by Helion & Company in 2015Hardback ISBN 978 1 910777 32 9209 pages plus bibliography and indexIllustrated with 15 photographs and 4 mapsMy thanks to Helion & Company for sending me a copy. The campaign in Italy has […]