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070: April 2004

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Douglas Haig War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

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ISBN: 0 297 84702 3  HB 550 pages £25.00  Published by Weindenfeld & Nicholson.  Edited by Gary Sheffield & John Bourne.  No one General has suffered such vilification over the years as Douglas Haig. In this most recent edited version of his famous, some would say infamous diaries the reader at last comes to see the man for what he was, …


'If You're Reading This: Last Letters from the Front Line'

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Written by Sian Price ISBN: 978-1-84832-610-1 Frontline Books, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2011, £19.99, 292pp, ills, pictures, notes, index For those readers who wish to gain an understanding of how soldiers feel when facing the prospect of death, this book is worth a read. It is based upon soldiers' letters home and,whilst not a new subject in …


Iris Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front

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At the outbreak of war in 1914, 20 year old Miss Iris Hotblack was at home with her family. They lived in a large, detached seven room house called The Boltons, on King Henry’s Road, Lewes, East Sussex. Used to living away from home, she had been sent to school in Cheltenham, she wrote regularly to her brothers, and various other male and female…


Ep. 137 – The letters of Douglas Haig and Hugo De Pree – Prof. Gary Sheffield

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Professor Gary Sheffield, Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, talks about a collection of papers, In Haig’s Shadow, that he has recently edited and has been published by Greenhill Books. This volume features private papers from the De Pree family that include unseen correspondence from Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig and Ha…


Letters from a Volunteer by Charles St.G Cook

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[This review first appeared in Stand To! No.12 Winter 1984]  Charles St.G Coook 1914 Letters from a Volunteer. Ed. with intro, edited by Don Cook. 40pp., pbk £1.95 (post paid). (Copies can be found for £4 in 2021) Copy 15 of 500 shown here.  Despite the huge output of books relating to the Great War there are still many aspects of the confli…