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Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire


By Peter Doyle and Robin Schäfer The History Press 2016, £20.00, 288pp, ills (in page), postscript (voices quoted), bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–780–750–956–840 Review by David Filsell   Military historian (and ‘go–to’ television presenter ‘hunk’) Dan Snow’s reputation is now, apparently, such that his view, of Fritz and Tommy as ‘One of the few g…

Charles Kuentz - Germany's last surviving veteran of the Great War


Ninety years after he was conscripted, Germany's only surviving veteran of the Great War talks to Tony Paterson in Alsace. Charles Kuentz holds up a sepia photograph of himself taken in 1916. It shows a youth of 19 wearing the Prussian spiked helmet, a heavy, grey field coat and sword that make up the full military dress uniform of the Kaiser's Im…