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The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War

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By Gareth Rusell Amberley Publishing, 2015, £9.99, 227pp, soft covers; illustrated plus notes, bibliography and index Also available in hardback. ISBN 978-1-4456-5020-0 Book review by Barbara Taylor   To understand how the First World War came about, it is necessary to understand the way in which regimes in the main empires involved operated. …


Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of War, 1914 - Michael S. Neiberg

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336 pages Belknap Press Publication Date: 10/14/2013 ISBN 9780674725935 ‘Dance of the Furies’ by Michael S Neiberg is a definitive social history of Europe leading up to the outbreak of world war, its initial spasms and the first months of the conflict.  ‘Dance of the Furies’ is a comprehensive academic study into the lives of those who were l…


Mutiny in North Russia 1919

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In the early morning of 7 July 1919, four British Officers were killed by men in their battalion – one further officer subsequently died of his wounds a few days later. All were serving in Dyer’s Battalion of the Slavo-British Legion in the North Russian Expeditionary Force and are now buried in Archangel Allied Cemetery. Above: Archangel Allie…