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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, a ma…


Diary of an Old Contemptible by Edward Roe

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ISBN: 1 84415 135 2 HB 329 pages £25.00Published by Pen & Sword Military Books Over the years numerous veterans have published their diaries, accounts and experiences of the Great War. Many of these volumes have been discovered, transcribed and edited after the death of the servicemen from whom they originated. Historians of varying literary sk…


A Sergeant Major’s War. From Hill 60 to the Somme

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Ernest Shephard. Edited by Bruce Rossor Published by The Crowood Press ISBN 1 85223 200 5 PB 157 pages £10 to £20 When Ernest Shephard was killed on 11th January 1917, at the “Chalk Pit” so ended this professional soldier’s life and diary. From the moment Ernest a loyal member of the Dorsetshire Regiment entered the war, he wrote his diary. He …


Aces Falling, War Above The Trenches, 1918

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  By Peter Hart ISBN: 978 0 297 84653 6 HB 386 £22.50 Published by Weidenfield & Nicholson. Peter Hart, as one has come to expect, has written a first class account of the 1918 Air War. He has used his intimate knowledge of Great War veterans to illuminate their vital part in achieving the hard won victories in the late summer and autumn of 1…