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The Somme and Beyond: The BEF on the Western Front 1916-1918


The British Army’s Experience on the Western Front 1916-1918 Written by Peter Simkins ISBN 978 1 78159 312 7 254pp. Maps. Praetorian Press, Barnsley, 2014 WFA members will welcome this book of essays from our President. They are, in effect, a synthesis of a lifetime of deep study of the British Army’s performance on the Western Front. In Everym…

The Great War by Field Marshal von Hindenburg


Author: Field Marshal von Hindenburg, Edited by Charles Messenger. Publisher: Frontline Books 2013,  236 pages plus five pages of maps before the Introduction, ISBN Number 978-1-84832-724-5 Illustrations: Other than a portrait on the front cover the edition does not have illustrations. Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenbur…

Hamel 4th July 1918: The Australian & American Triumph


By John Hughes-Wilson Uniform Publishing, £12.99, pb, 163pp, 15 ills. ISBN: 978–191–160–442–6 This is a somewhat odd book about an event which normally takes up no more than a chapter in many histories. Nevertheless, Hamel was undoubtedly a significant action, part of what the Australians called ‘peaceful penetration’ of the German lines which…

It is with great sadness that we mark the death of Charles Messenger


Charles Messenger served for 21 years as an officer in the British Royal Tank Regiment and for 13 with the British Territorial Army.  Beginning his career in the Royal Tank Regiment where he served for twenty years, Charles Messenger then became a full time military historian and defence analyst. Charles authored nearly forty books. He was a …

Ep. 32 – Brigadier General Frank Crozier – Charles Messenger


Historian Charles Messenger discusses his biography of controversial soldier Frank Crozier; Brigadier in the Great War, Inspector General of the Lithuanian Army and Commander of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the War of Irish Independence.