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Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.


One of the well known 'classic' accounts of the First World War is 'Twelve Days' published in 1933 (and more recently republished as 'Twelve Days on the Somme') by Sidney Rogerson, an officer on the staff of 23 Infantry Brigade (part of the 8th Division). Less well known is his second book, about his experiences in May 1918 on the Aisne. This accou…

Geoff Longmore 1942-2019 RIP


In the 37-year history of the Wolverhampton Branch of the Western Front Association, the contribution of Geoff and Carol Longmore is without parallel. Sadly, just 2 months after Geoff’s final visit to the October Branch meeting, he passed away at 4.30 am on December 18th 2019 at Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley.  In true World War 1 style, over th…

What got you interested in the First World War?


Tom Thorpe's opening question on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast series - at least for the last 80+ editions, has been to ask his guest to say who they are and say what got them interested in the First World War. The answers given are as varied as the speakers themselves.  At University Most are published historians or authors so it is no…