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Friends are Good on the Day of Battle: The 51st (Highland) Division During the First World War

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Review by Bob Wyatt. Friends are Good on the Day of Battle, an important evaluation of the 51st (Highland) Division, is the is the latest of several books about the formation which began with in 1920s  with the substantial and quite reliable History of the Highland Division by Major Bewsher and culminated in Campbell’s Empire of Destruction in 201…


Ep. 120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP). Your browser does not support the audio element. Her own interest in the perio…


Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth-century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


"Recruitment and training in the Royal Flying Corps" by David Spruce

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In this lecture David Spruce will be looking at the recruitment and training methods used when the newest arm of the British military, the Royal Flying Corps, was operational over the Western Front. David is a former CEO/CFO but now an aspiring historian with an MA from Wolverhampton University. His MA thesis was judged a Masters Prize Winner by th…


Kitchener’s Army by Peter Simkins

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  359 pp. Casebound. £37.50.  Manchester University Press 1988 19 Photos  ISBN 0 7190 2637 7 [This review by Gary Sheffield first appeared in Stand To! No. 25 Spring 1989] Peter Simkins will be well known to many readers of Stand To! as the Historian at the Imperial War Museum; many students of the Great War, including this reviewer, have ben…


Ep.220 – Recruiting and training the RFC – David Spruce

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Doctoral candidate David Spruce talks to me about his research into Recruiting and Training the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. David Spruce looks at the recruitment and training me…