Notes by the Way (Notices from the Editor)

  • John Terraine standing down as Honorary President of The Western Front Association 
  • Corelli (Bill) Barnett stepping into the role of Honorary President of The Western Front Association

Cricket and the Great War by Jack Williams

‘Keep it Simple’ Postcards posted without an address 1914 submitted by David Filsell

Fricourt Liberated: Major R G Raper 8th Bn South Staffordshire Regiment 1/2 July 1916 by James Mills

Moltke Unsupported - The German Navy by Colin Lyle

Poetry by Helen McPhail 

War Art: Wind Up by Lieutenant Ernest Stafford Carlos by David Cohen 

Drawing From the Devastation. Artist Edward Handley-Read at the Front by Paul Gough

Post Cards by Tony Allan

A German Postcard by Derek Savory

Wartime Journey to Switzerland: Lance Corporal Frank Omrod with an introduction by Tom Hallworth

A Remarkable NCO - CSM F H Keeling MM 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 

Communication Lines (Letters to the Editor) 

  • Somme Memorial to the Missing
  • 8th East Surreys
  • Scottish Women's Hospitals
  • Frontiersmen not disbanded in 1918, still extant in 1998
  • Successful Trip for a 15 year old school boy 

The Camera Returns (33): Caestre by Steve Wall and Bob Grundy

Member's Research: 

  • The Spirit of Canada - Uncloaked by Paul Chapman
  • Remembered 80 years on - John William Duxbury by David Tattersfield 
  • The Great War Prisoner of Cwmyoy by Katie Nelson

Lance Corporal Harry Squires, MM: A Casualty of Langemarck by John Briggs

A Rifleman’s Dairy: 2442 Rifleman William Francis Eve 1/16th Bn The London Regiment (the Queen’s Westminster Rifles) [18th Brigade, 6th Division]

The Vimy Memorial Remembered: 80 years on

Garrison Library (First World War books reviewed)

  • A History of British Cavalry 1816-1939 by The Marquess of Anglesey
  • The Hindenburg Line by Peter Oldham
  • Leaving All That Was Dear: Cheltenham and the Great War by J Devereux and G Sacker 
  • Butchers and Bunglers Revisited by John Laffin (Reviewed by Garry Sheffield) 
  • The Sons of John Company. The Indian and Pakistani Armies by John Gaylor (Reviewed by Garry Sheffield) 
  • A Walk Around Plugstreet South Ypres Sector 1914-1918 by Tony Spagnoly and Ted Smith
  • Men of Dukinfield. A History of Dukinfield During the Great War by Mike Pavasovic.
  • Task of Gratitude. Canadian Battlefields of the Great War by Stephen Mills
  • Passchendaele in Perspective by Peter H Liddle (Ed.)
  • By God They Can Fight! A History of the 143rd Infantry Brigade 1908-1995 by Peter Caddick-Adams

 

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