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Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I

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Reviewed by Timothy Heck.  Works on the American participation in World War I are understandably harder to come by than those of their European counterparts. Books focusing on the experiences of one American unit are harder still. George B. Clark, in Devil Dogs Chronicle, has edited the memoirs, letters, and diaries of members of the 4th Marine Br…


'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC

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British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles down this autoroute, they will see on a prominent hill to the right the towers of the medieval cathedral at Laon. Some may turn off the autoroute to pay a visit, others will press on towards Rheims and further south. If the opportu…


Lancashire North Despatch Issue 21: May 2018

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The Soissons Memorial (frontispiece and page 19) commemorates the missing of the United Kingdom in the Battles of the Aisne and Marne in 1918 and on Page 2 is the story of the 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment that fought there helping the French regain land they had lost to the Germans.  Also inside read about a "Non-Ducker" who was wo…