Swansea Pals: A History of the 14th (Service) Battalion The Welsh Regiment in the Great War

Swansea Pals: A History of the 14th (Service)…

First reviewed by David Filsell for Stand To! 74 September 2005 The Swansea Pals is the history of a Service Battalion …

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Understanding the Ypres Salient. An Illuminating Battlefield Guide

Understanding the Ypres Salient. An Illuminat…

Reviewed by Stephen Broomfield. On receiving this book my first thought was ‘Oh – yet another guide to the Ypres Salien…

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Lieutenant Martin’s Letters:  F.W.S. Martin, M.M., an Anzac in the Great War

Lieutenant Martin’s Letters:  F.W.S. Martin, …

Reviewed by R. Buckley, B.A., Ph. D. Cantab. Lieutenant Fred Martin, M.M., the author’s uncle, was born in Queensland i…

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Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I

Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Me…

Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970…

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A Soldier of the 6th Division, incorporating Recollections of the Machine Gun Corps & Following My Father’s Footsteps

A Soldier of the 6th Division, incorporating …

Reviewed by Michael Lucas. A Soldier of the 6th Division includes an account, written from memory in 1976, by Thomas Br…

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I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment

I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and le…

Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Eve…

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The Brothers Two: The War Letters of William & Bright Fraser

The Brothers Two: The War Letters of William …

Reviewed by Phil Curme. The letters of Private Bright Fraser, Artists Rifles, and his brother Signalman William Fraser,…

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Best Love to All: The letters and diaries of Captain Eric-Rigby Jones, MC and Bar and his Experiences as a Young Officer with the Liverpool Pals on the Western Front in 1917 and 1918

Best Love to All: The letters and diaries of …

Reviewed by Phil Curme. The soldier’s experience during the First World War is far from neglected. The number of biogra…

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Betrayed Ally: China in the Great War by Frances Wood and Christopher Arnander

Betrayed Ally: China in the Great War by Fran…

Reviewed by Phil Curme. Although Chinese labourers were active on the Western Front throughout WW1 - and afterwards - m…

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The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the road to World War One by Miranda Carter

The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empi…

Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Miranda Carter describes Wilhelm’s lack of lack of tact and diplomacy, that Nicholas II was…

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

The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destro…

Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. To understand how and why the First World War started it essential to understand how the re…

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Britain’s Quest for Oil, The First World War and the Peace Conferences

Britain’s Quest for Oil, The First World War …

Reviewed by Chris Robinson. Britain’s Quest for Oil, charts the awakening and development of Britain’s military, diplom…

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