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Six Weeks. The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War by John Lewis-Stemple


Orion Publishing £20, 358pp, 23 ills (2 in colour), bibliog, index ISBN 978-0-297-86006-8 John Lewis-Stemple’s title deserves a little pedantry; it is simply incorrect. There is simply no foundation in the oft repeated statement that the: ‘average life of a British officer on the Western Front was six (or pick your own figure) weeks’. That it was …

Ep. 105 – Researching British Officers in WW1 – Prof. Michael Durey


Emeritus Professor Michael Durey, from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, talks about his background and interest in history and his current research project which explores the lives of British officers killed on the Western Front during the Great War. Born in Bethnal Green, Blackheath, Michael Davey took his first degree at York Univer…