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Dig Hill 80 Project Whitesheet, 2018

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In 2015, during test trenching, a team
of archaeologists discovered a well- preserved German strongpoint at a ridge top near the village of Wijtschate (also known as Wytschaete – or ‘Whitesheet’ to the British). What the archaeologists had stumbled upon was unique; a piece of the formidable trench fortress that had remained virtually untouched s…


Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire

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By Peter Doyle and Robin Schäfer The History Press 2016, £20.00, 288pp, ills (in page), postscript (voices quoted), bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–780–750–956–840 Review by David Filsell   Military historian (and ‘go–to’ television presenter ‘hunk’) Dan Snow’s reputation is now, apparently, such that his view, of Fritz and Tommy as ‘One of the few g…


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…


Kitchener's Mob: The New Army to the Somme by Peter Doyle and Chris Foster

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The History Press, 2016, £25.00  224pp, colour and monochrome ills throughout, bibliog., notes and refs. ISBN: 9–780–750–964–951 [This review first appeared in Stand To! No.108 January 2017] This is far from the first book about Kitchener’s 5.7 million strong new armies. The story is old and well known; since the publication of the immensely p…