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Review of “Padre, prisoner and pen-pusher”

Padre, prisoner and pen-pusher The World War One experiences of Reverend Benjamin O’Rorke By Peter Howson Published by Helion & Company, Solihull, 2015 ISBN 978 1 910294 70 3 Hardback 163pp including bibliography, no index,…


Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC

This page is dedicated to the memory of Noel Godfrey Chavasse, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached the 1/10th King’s (Liverpool Regiment), the Liverpool Scottish. One of just three men to have been twice awarded the…


Rev. George Smissen MC

George Smissen is no ordinary hero: in many ways he can be ranked up there with with some better-known Chaplains of the British Army such as Tubby Clayton and G.A. Studdert Kennedy. George was no stranger…


Review of Ian Uys’ “Hold at all costs!”

Hold at all costs: the epic battle of Delville Wood 1916 by Ian Uys Published by Helion & Company, 2015 ISBN 978-1-910294-37-6 Hardback, 173 pages plus appendices, bibliography, index. Illustrated. This appears to be a…


Review of two Somme titles

A review of two books on the 1916 Battle of the Somme by the prolific military author Andrew Rawson. The Somme campaign by Andrew Rawson Published by Pen & Sword Military, 2014 ISBN 978 1…


Review of “The Half-Shilling Curate”

The Half-Shilling Curate: a personal account of war & faith 1914-1918 by Sarah Reay Published by Helion & Company, 2016 Hardback, 191 pages including bibliography, index, glossy, illustrated ISBN  978 1 911096 46 7 Cover…


Review of “We are all flourishing”

We are all flourishing: the letters and diary of Captain Walter J. J. Coats MC 1914-1919 edited by Jan Chojecki and Michael LoCicero published by Helion & Company 2016 ISBN 978 1 911096 39 9…


Review of “Zero Hour Z Day”

Zero Hour Z Day – XIII Corps operations between Maricourt and Mametz written and published by Jonathan Porter ISBN 978 0 9956911 0 0 (Hardback) 978 0 9956911 1 7 (Softback) 492 pages plus appendices….


Review of “The Flag”

The flag: the story of Revd David Railton MC and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior by Andrew Richards published by Casemate, 2017 ISBN 978 1 6100 447 1 Content: 250 pages plus appendix, end…


Review of “The invisible cross”

Review of “The invisible cross” by Andrew Davidson published by Quercus Editions in 2016 my paper back copy published in 2017 ISBN 978 0 85705 427 2 369 pages plus foreword, afterword, end notes. A…