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Kitchener Wants You: the man, the poster and the legacy

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By Martyn Thatcher and Anthony Quinn Uniform Press, 2016, £14.99p, 168pp ISBN-10:1910500364, ISBN-13:978-1910500361 Book Review by Niall Ferguson  This slim volume is more a sociological history of how posters and the popular press sought to sway public opinion and recruitment into the armed forces before and during the Great War. It uses what …


This Bloody Place - With the Incomparable 29th

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By Major A H Mure (Foreword by Richard Van Emden) Pen & Sword, 2015, £16.58p, 208 pages ISBN-10: 1473857929 ISBN-13: 978-1473857926 Book Review by Niall Ferguson     It would appear that the subtitle for this volume varies - it can read, 'The Incomparables at Gallipoli'.  This might be because, although the stylised photograph on the d…


For King and Empire : Sailors Died in The Great War

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Geoff Bridger (Ed) Naval and Military Press DVD-CDROM, £45 plus VAT ISBN: 9781845749095 DVD Review by Niall Ferguson DVD ROM RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS A PC running Windows 7, 8 10 or Vista with 4GB RAM installed and a 4X speed DVD drive. Please note this DVD-ROM is NOT Mac OS or Linux compatible. Price plus VAT Those researching Royal N…


Light Battle Crisers and The Second Battle of Heligoland Bight: Lord Fisher's Oddities

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By Hugh Harkins Centurion, soft covers, £10.95, 72 pages  ISBN: 10: 1903630525, 13: 978-1903630525 Book Review by Niall Ferguson This slim volume covers the Repulse, Renown, Courageous, Glorious and Furious during their service in The Great War (the last not entering service until after the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, as a quasi-aircraft …


Miners at War 1914-18: South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front

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By Ritchie Wood Helion, £35.00, 320pp Hardback, 107 illustrations within text., 29 tables, index, notes and refs. ISBN: 978-1-991096-49-8 Book review by Niall Ferguson Although the large mines at Messines and the Somme are well-known, it is only recently that researchers have realised the extent of mining on the Western Front. It was only reall…


‘The Pity of War’ (1998) Niall Ferguson

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The title ‘The Pity of War’ says little about the book’s contents. The words are not those of the author, but rather taken from one of the war poets. The ‘war poets’ are one aspect of the misconceptions that have developed around the First World War, hijacking how people felt about the war at the time with a post-war negative and sentimentalised v…