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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The Siege of Tsingtao: The German-Japanese War 1914

The Siege of Tsingtao: The German-Japanese Wa…

Reviewed by Phil Curme. Tsingtao beer is ubiquitous in Chinese restaurants in the UK and throughout world. However, it …

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Stoker’s Submarine; Australia’s Daring Raid on the Dardanelles on the Day of the Gallipoli Landing

Stoker’s Submarine; Australia’s Daring Raid o…

Reviewed by Robin Broadhurst. Most naval historians know that the first two submarines through the Dardanelles were com…

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When the Navy Took to the Air: The Experimental Seaplane Stations of the Royal Naval Air Service

When the Navy Took to the Air: The Experiment…

Reviewed by Niall Ferguson. Those hoping to read of the exploits of the RNAS on the Western Front will be disappointed …

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Two Wheels to War. A tale of twelve bright young men who volunteered own motorcycles for the British Expeditionary Force 1914 at War

Two Wheels to War. A tale of twelve bright yo…

My only experience of motor-cycling is as pillion passenger on a trip to Ypres 20 years ago. Since, as a mode of travel,…

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Givenchy in the Great War – a Village on the Front Line

Givenchy in the Great War – a Village on the …

Reviewed Stephen Broomfield. I am sure many reading this review will have visited Givenchy - lying as it does in a cent…

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Joseph 1917

Joseph 1917

Reviewed by Peter Powderham. Joseph 1917 examines a neglected aspect of the First World War: British wartime tribunal p…

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Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1914-1919

Roll of Honour: Schooling and the Great War 1…

Reviewed by Barbara Taylor. Roll of Honour marks the contribution of schools and the pupils and teachers who went off t…

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1917 The Passchendaele Year: The Diary of Achiel van Walleghem

1917 The Passchendaele Year: The Diary of Ach…

Reviewed by Stephen Broomfield. In 1913, Achiel van Walleghem was appointed curate to the village of Dickebusch. After …

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