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The Battle Against Venereal Disease in Wartime Britain (1914-1918)

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The Battle Against Venereal Disease in Wartime Britain (1914-1918) by Emily Payne (This articles first appears in Stand To ! 76 April 2006) Introduction to Venereal Disease in Britain during the First World War The outbreak of war in August 1914 brought about demands upon Britain beyond the military requirements of international conflict. Manpow…


The Indian Army on the Western Front: India’s Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War

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Cambridge University Press, £60.00, 335pp., bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–781–107–027–466  To subvert a review about a new book with lengthy opinions on a fifteen–year–old work on the same topic is almost certainly poor reviewer’s protocol. However, since the shelf of new books about the Indian Army is virtually bare I will ignore polite convention. Lik…


For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Shrabani Basu

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Bloomsbury India, £25.00, 224pp. 41 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978-83-84052-91-1  Shrabani Basu’s work on the Indian Army - not to be confused with another book of the same name about a Second World War fighter pilot in the RAF - is, unsurprisingly given her background in journalism, ‘populist’ in style and approach and largely dr…


The Indian Empire at War: From Jihad to Victory – The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War. George Morton-Jack.

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Little, Brown, £25.00, 582pp. hb, 27 ills, 7 maps, endnotes (guide to sources), glossary, list of dramatis personae, index. ISBN: 978–140–870–769–2  Sources vary, but some 64,000 – 72,000 Indian Army soldiers served in the Great War – in several theatres worldwide – of whom some 34,000 were killed. Only Portugal and Greece had fewer war dead. …


Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan

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Cassell, 2003, £18.99, 431pp, 24 plates, 9 maps, 7 ills., bibliography, index, ISBN 0 304 35955 6.  Gordon Corrigan's book is no mere defence of the British military and its command in the Great War. Instead it is another all-arms assault on the Laffinistas and the Clarkists mounted by an author - and a highly experienced soldier - with a command …


Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915

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Hardback, 274pp.  Spellmount, 2000,  price £24.95 ISBN 1 86227 054 6. [This review first appeared in Stand To! No. 60 January 2001] Who amongst us has not been intrigued and moved by the long lists of Indian names on the Menin Gate, or on the impressive Indian memorial near Neuve Chapelle?  This book tells the story behind those names, from t…


"Haig - Hero or Villain?" with Gordon Corrigan

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Douglas Haig has probably attracted more controversy than any other military commander in recent British history, and although he is almost a century dead, argument still rages at conferences and in the pages of books and magazines. Was he a butcher and a bungler, responsible for the loss of a whole generation of British manhood, or was he the man …