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Ypres 1914: Messines

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By Nigel Cave & Jack Sheldon Pen and Sword, Barnsley, £12.99, 214 pp ills 7 maps throughout, German Order of Battle, selected bibliog, index ISBN 178159201-2 Book review by David Filsell The actions around Messines in 1914 all too often take second place to events on and to the left of the Ypres Menin road in writing about First Ypres. Here…


053: September 1998

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Ypres 1914: Langemarck

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Review by Andy Thompson. The bitter battles in and around the Langemarck during October and November 1914 have long been neglected by writers and historians. Most visitors, casual or otherwise, who visit the Ypres Salient visit the German Military Cemetery and, normally, travel via Vancouver Corner. They rarely examine the desperate struggle betwe…


The War Underground. The Tunnellers of the Great War by Alexander Barrie

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Spellmount Ltd, Staplehurst, £14.99, soft back, 272pp, 22ills, 5maps, bibliography, ISBN 1 86227 081 3.  Amongst other new paperbacks is Spellmount's edition of Alexander Barrie's somewhat elderly War Underground. Although first published in 1962 and republished as a hardback in 2000, as far as I know it remains the fullest account on the subject …