Search Results for Trench warfare

Review of “The battle of Neuve Chapelle”

“The battle of Neuve Chapelle: Britain’s forgotten offensive of 1915” by Paul Kendall published by Frontline Books, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd ISBN 978 1 47384 718 7 Hardback, 264 pages plus…


Artillery communication letter codes

You sometimes come across the letter codes used by the artillery when communicating between units or with the aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps or Royal Air Force that flew observations missions to co-ordinate artillery…


Review of “A vital endeavour”

A vital endeavour: military engineering in the Gallipoli campaign by (Dr) John Dixon published by Helion & Company, 2019 review copy paperback ISBN 978 1 911628 89 7 438 pages plus bibliography and index No…



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Battlefields

This section of the Long, Long Trail is about the British battlefields of the Great War. It is under development so please bear with me as I add pages. Guidance on touring the battlefields Visiting…


Gazetteer of the Western Front: Le Touquet

This page is about the hamlet of Le Touquet, which is in Belgium – if only just, for it is very close to the border with France. It is not the same as the much…


The Special Reserve (Category b)

The Special Reserve was formed as part of the Haldane reforms of the army in 1908 as a way of building up a pool of trained men who could be mobilised in the event of…