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Understanding the Ypres Salient. An Illuminating Battlefield Guide


Reviewed by Stephen Broomfield. On receiving this book my first thought was ‘Oh – yet another guide to the Ypres Salient’: I was perhaps a little unfair. This is a valuable guide. As might be expected, with Helion’s excellent production values – all maps and photographs are in colour and very clearly-produced. It is also of a size that will easily…

21 March 1915 : 2nd Lieut. Lewis Neil Griffith Ramsay


Parents Sir William Mitchell Ramsay, Professor of Classical Archaeology in Oxford and Lady Ramsay, Agnes Dick (née Marshall). Older siblings Agnes, Andrew, Mary and Helena. The family lived at 41 Braid Avenue, Edinburgh.  He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh; Aberdeen University and Christ’s College, Cambridge; and Imperial C…

Shackleton’s Pall Bearer


William Sandison, oldest of eight children, was born on the 4th of January, 1898.  His post-war experience was typical of many men from the Shetland Islands who returned home from the Great War.  William's family grew up in the docks area of the island capital of Lerwick, working in and surrounded by the herring fishing industry. Many Shetlanders r…