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081: January 2008


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Swansea Pals: A History of the 14th (Service) Battalion The Welsh Regiment in the Great War


First reviewed by David Filsell for Stand To! 74 September 2005 The Swansea Pals is the history of a Service Battalion whose duty in the Great War has previously been recorded only in scattered documents, the pages of faded local newspapers and widely dispersed correspondence. It is the work of an assiduous researcher, and is a good book about a…

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…