Reviews

Review of “Futile exercise?”

Futile exercise? The British Army’s preparations for war 1902-1914 by Simon Batten published by Helion & Company Ltd in 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 85 1 210 pages plus appendix (order of battle), bibliography,…


Review of “Duty nobly done”

Duty nobly done: the South Wales Borderers at Gallipoli 1915 by Rodney Ashwood Published by Helion & Company in 2017 hardback ISBN 978 1 911512 17 2 281 pages plus appendices, bibliography and index. Illustrated….



Review of “On the dangerous edge”

On the dangerous edge: British and Canadian trench raiding on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Kenneth Radley published by Helion & Company, 2018 paperback ISBN 978 1 912390 75 5 489 pages plus bibliography and…


Review of “A sturdy race of men”

A sturdy race of men: 149 Brigade – a history of the Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalions in the Great War by Alan Isaac Grint published by Pen & Sword Military in 2018 Hardback ISBN 978…


Review of “Two sides of the same bad penny?”

Two sides of the same bad penny? Gallipoli and the Western Front a comparison edited by Michael LoCicero published by Helion & Company 2018 in association with the Gallipoli Association and the Western Front Association…



Review of “With Marshal Foch”

With Marshal Foch: a British General at Allied Supreme Headquarters April-November 1918 by Lieutenant General Sir John du Cane, KCB edited by Elizabeth Greenhalgh published by Helion & Company in 2018 hardback ISBN 978 1…


Review of “Recovering the Past”

“Recovering the Past”by Ian Aldermanpublished by Uniform, an imprint of Unicorn Publishing Group, 2017ISBN 978 1 910500 82 8Paperback 60 pages plus 6 postcards enclosed. Illustrated colour.Cover price £12.99Reviewed by Chris Baker An interesting little…


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…