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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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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 […]

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Review of “In which they served”

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In which they served: the stories of five men and women of the Great War as told by their medalsby Richard CullenPublished by Unicorn Publishing in 2020Hardback ISBN 978 1 913 491 031315 pages including chapter end notes, plus references and end notesReviewed by Chris BakerWith thanks to Unicorn for sending me a copy to […]

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Review of “Keep the old flag flying”

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Keep the old flag flying The World War 1 memoir of Kenneth Basil Foyster, Canadian soldier, prisoner and internee By Mike Richardson Published by Spiderwize in 2018 Paperback ISBN 978 1 91269439 6 also available in ebook format 322 pages plus list of sources Not indexed Cover price £12.99 I am grateful to the author, […]

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Review of new guide to Arras battlefields

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Arras 1914-1918: a comprehesive guide to the battlefield: part 1: Arras South by Jim Smithson and Tim Wright published by Helion & Company in 2020 Paperback ISBN 978 1 912174 83 6 257 pages plus bibliography and index. Illustrated mostly black and white. Glossy paper. Colour cover and map section. Many readers of this site […]