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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 […]

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Review of “The Gallipoli evacuation”

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The Gallipoli evacuation

The Gallipoli evacuation By Peter Hart Published in Australia and UK by Living History ISBN 978 0 6489 2260 5 Paperback. 275 pages plus 35 pages of acknowledgements, bibliography, endnotes and index. You don’t need me to introduce the author of this book, for Peter Hart is amongst the most prolific authors on Great War […]

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Review of “Long before daybreak”

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Long before daybreak The rediscovered WW1 memoir of an art student’s survival in the trenches by Albert Clayton edited by Micah Duckworth published¬† independently by M J Duckworth paperback, 218 pages, illustrated, no index In 1969, George Coppard published his memoir “With a machine gun to Cambrai”. It has rightly come to be regarded as […]