Reviews

Review of recent books on army chaplaincy

The publisher’s introduction and biography of the author of “Faith of our fathers” includes the statement that “[Army] Chaplains have in general been ignored” in the context of the historiography of the Great War. I…

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Stumbling towards victory

Stumbling towards victory: the final year of the Great War edited by Martyn Lawrence published by the Trustees of the Royal Armouries, 2018 paperback ISBN 978-0-94809-2879 128 pages, illustrated, no index reviewed by Chris Baker This is…


Review of “Dublin’s Great Wars”

Dublin’s Great Wars: the First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution by Richard S. Grayson published by Cambridge University Press in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978 1 107 0295 5 379 pages plus…


Review of “Epitaphs of the Great War”

Epitaphs of the Great War by Sarah Wearne published by Uniform, an imprint of Unicorn Publishing Group The Somme volume – hardback ISBN 978 1 910500 52 1 – published 2016 Passchendaele volume – hardback ISBN…


Two excellent British battle studies

Decisive Victory: the battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918 by Derek Clayton published by Helion & Company, 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1 912174 90 4 221 pages plus appendices, bibliography and sources. Index. Illustrated….


Review of “Survivors of a kind”

Survivors of a kind: memoirs of the Western Front by Brian Bond republished by Helion & Company in 2018; originally by Continuum in 2008 hardback ISBN 978 1 912390 39 7 146 pages plus end-notes,…


Review of “The soldiers remember”

The soldiers remember: a history of Southfield Auxiliary Military Hospital, Duns written published by the Dunse History Society paperback 160 pages, illustrated ISBN unknown reviewed by Chris Baker This is an excellent example of the…




Review of “Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal”

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal: the story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada – 60th Battalion in the First World War by Richard R. Pyves published by Helion & Company in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978 1…