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Ep. 30 – Joseph Steward’s Platoon – Andy Robertshaw


Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks about the amazing account of Private Joseph John Steward’s military service in the 1/13 Battalion London Regiment during the Great War he edited (published by Pen & Sword, 2011).

Truth in the Telling by Alexander Falbo-Wild, Chairman East Coast USA Branch


[This article first appeared in the April 2020 edition of Bulletin, No. 116.] There is much to write about the film 1917. But in the interest of those prospective cinema-goers who will journey to the trenches for Sam Mendes’ ode to his grandfather (Rifleman Alfred Mendes M.M., 1st Rifle Brigade, 4th Division), I will do my best, for now, to say…

'The Platoon in WWI' with Andy Robertshaw


'The Platoon' is based on the military experience of Joseph Johns Steward from 1916 to 1919 written between the end of the Great War and the outbreak of WW2. Sadly the typescript was not published in his lifetime, but a copy was handed to Andy Robertshaw who, with the assistance of Steve Roberts, edited and annotated this first hand account on th…

Annual Conference & AGM 2024


This year the AGM will be held in Leeds at Weetwood Hall Estate Start 10.15am. (Doors open at 9.30am).  Topics and Speakers: Anne Buckley ‘Germans on the Run, from Tsingtao to Skipton’ Dr Irfan Malik ‘Dulmial village (in modern day Pakistan) in the Great War Fraser Skirrow ‘Most of the Work, Most of the Blame, None of the Credit. Platoon com…