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General Maude and the Recapture of Kut


With temperatures ranging from freezing to 130ºF (50ºC) the campaign in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) was undertaken in one of the most inhospitable climates imaginable. Despite being a side-show to the main battles of the First World War in France and Belgium, the Mesopotamian campaign lasted virtually the entire period of the war. A mission had …

3 March 1915 : Lieut. Wickham Leathes Harvey


Parents Arthur and mother Emily (née Stanger-Leathes and from New South Wales, Australia) of Hoon-Hay, the Drive, Belmont Surrey. Educated at Quernmore, Bromley, Kent and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. For the Indian Army, 9 Sept 1908 and attached to the 1st South Wales Borderer for his first year joining them at Quetta…

Ep. 160 – The 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in FWW – Nigel Atter


Historian Nigel Atter talks about his book on the Great War service of the 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. This is published by Helion. 11 May 2020 : Podcast 160 Nigel Atter, a self-styled ‘independent scholar’ is an active member of the Leicestershire  & Rutland branch of The Western Front Association. His interest in the First Wor…