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General Maude and the Recapture of Kut

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With temperatures ranging from freezing to 130ºF (50ºC) the campaign in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) was undertaken in one of the most inhospitable climates imaginable. Despite being a side-show to the main battles of the First World War in France and Belgium, the Mesopotamian campaign lasted virtually the entire period of the war. A mission had …


3 March 1915 : Lieut. Wickham Leathes Harvey

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Parents Arthur and mother Emily (née Stanger-Leathes and from New South Wales, Australia) of Hoon-Hay, the Drive, Belmont Surrey. Educated at Quernmore, Bromley, Kent and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. For the Indian Army, 9 Sept 1908 and attached to the 1st South Wales Borderer for his first year joining them at Quetta…


Ep. 160 – The 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in FWW – Nigel Atter

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Historian Nigel Atter talks about his book on the Great War service of the 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. This is published by Helion. 11 May 2020 : Podcast 160 Nigel Atter, a self-styled ‘independent scholar’ is an active member of the Leicestershire  & Rutland branch of The Western Front Association. His interest in the First Wor…