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Directing the Tunnellers’ War: The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H R Dixon MC RE by Phillip Robinson and Nigel Cave (Eds)

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Pen & Sword, £19.99 HB, 207pp, Ills, maps & diagrams throughout, references and further reading, appendices and glossary. ISBN 9781526714411 [This review first appears in the April 2021 edition of Stand To!. No.122]  Herbert Dixon, a civil engineer, joined the Middlesex Regiment in 1914 as a private. His abilities were soon recognised…


Victor McLaglen : prize fighter, Middlesex Regiment, Oscar winning actor of the silent era and talkies

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The life story of Victor McLaglen reads like a film script. Victor was born on 11 December 1883 in the genteel English town of Tunbridge Wells, the son of the Right Reverend Andrew McLaglen, a Protestant clergyman and former Bishop of Claremont in South Africa. The oldest of eight brothers, he likely developed a certain streak of toughness, a po…