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Review of two Somme titles

A review of two books on the 1916 Battle of the Somme by the prolific military author Andrew Rawson. The Somme campaign by Andrew Rawson Published by Pen & Sword Military, 2014 ISBN 978 1…


“High Wood to Waterlot Farm”

Set to the tune of “Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green” (tune), this ditty was written by Lieutenant Alan Mackintosh, 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders. It reflected his experiences of the fighting at High Wood during the Battle…


“On the road from Pop. to Ypres”

“The Ration Carriers” by “DHR”, published in The Wipers Times, or Salient News, No 1 Volume 1, Saturday 12th February 1916. A poem to remember if you are thinking about a man who served in…



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Discussion forum added to LLT

Visitors to this site will find a new item in the main (black) menu that runs across the top of each page. This takes you into a discussion forum space. Please have a play with…



Legends, myths and realities of the Christmas truce, 1914

The article on the truce which has been in this site for many years has now undergone a thorough expansion: see http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/battles/battles-of-the-western-front-in-france-and-flanders/winter-operations-1914-15-western-front/legends-myths-and-realities-the-christmas-truce-1914/


How many battalions held the Western Front?

A report considered by the British War Cabinet held on 30 December 1916 included details of the relative infantry manpower on the Western Front in France and Flanders at that time: British front (Boesinghe to…


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Removal of “Feedback” tab from this site

A note for visitors: the “feedback” tab that previously appeared on the right-hand side of this website has been removed. The tab was added for visitors to point out errors or make suggestions about the site. I am…


How to find a soldier’s number

Millions of men served in the army. You need to do everything you can to make sure that you can spot your man from among others. Certainly you can begin to look for his military…