Reviews

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…


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….