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20 August 1897 : Cpl / Flt. Cdt John Arthur Wilson MM

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As a boy, after Sunday lunch, I recall sitting on my grandfather's knee and he would start off with the line ‘have I told you about the time ...' and he'd then add, ‘.... we were gassed' or '.... we took a German prisoner' or '..... I was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps'. Perhaps this started my interest in history. In his 96th year Jack r…


John Terraine : The Smoke and the Fire: Myths and Anti–Myths of War 1861–1945

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(London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980) A reappraisal by Gary Sheffield [This article first appeared in the April 2021 edition of Stand To! No. 122 pp 51-52. Members received Stand To! four times a year, and Bulletin three times a year either digitally or in print.] Of all John Terraine’s many books, The Smoke and the Fire is my favourite. It is no…