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Crossing No Man’s Land. Experience and Learning with The Northumberland Fusiliers in the Great War

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Reviewed by Bob Wyatt. Crossing No Man’s Land is the 17th in Helion’s acclaimed series of Wolverhampton Military Studies. It publication was preceded by three articles by the author which appeared in the Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. These preliminary writings covered the regiment’s deployment on the Somme, the Territorial b…


Britain’s Quest for Oil, The First World War and the Peace Conferences

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Reviewed by Chris Robinson. Britain’s Quest for Oil, charts the awakening and development of Britain’s military, diplomatic and commercial imperatives to secure oil supplies. In this reviewer’s experience, little of this complex story has been told to date, at least for the general reader. The industrial nature of the Great War was obvious to st…


Understanding the Ypres Salient. An Illuminating Battlefield Guide

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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…


What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of an Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer.

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What did you do in the Great War Grandfather? The Life and Times of AN Edwardian Horse Artillery Officer. Helion, £16.95. 187pp, 187 ills, 4 maps, bibliog., index ISBN 978 1 91217403 4 Charles Barrington Author, Charles Barrington, enjoys the good fortune of being published by Helion, and, consequently, the assurance of quality productio…


The Indian Army in the First World War Editor Alan Jeffreys

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Helion, £35.00, 313pp, Notes, refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978–191–151–278–3 Contributors include: Daniel Marston, Raymond Callaban, Rob Johnson, Graham Winton, Joseph Moretz, Adam Prime, Cat Wilson, David Omissi, Alan Jeffreys, Andrew Jarboe, Michael Creese, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Peter Stanley and Anirudh Deshpande. [This review first app…