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ONLINE: Riding Through The Ruins by Tom Isitt

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The presentation will be live and online. The talk will look at the battlefields of France and Belgium in the immediate aftermath of the war, the establishment and subsequent reduction of the Zone Rouge, and a mad sporting event that took place across these battlefields in 1919 to celebrate the return of peace. The Circuit des Champs de Batai…


Riding through the ruins of war on the Circuit des Champs de Bataille

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In April 1919, barely six months after hostilities had ceased, the toughest bicycle race in history was staged across the former battlefields of the Western Front. It was an event that proved so hard it would never be staged again. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Western Front Association we have been dipping into the archives; what foll…


ONLINE: High Wire: Travels along the Italian Front with Tom Isitt

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The presentation will be live and online.  Author and historian Tom Isitt takes us on a tour of the Italian Front, from 'the howling wilderness' of the Isonzo battlefields to the soaring peaks of the Dolomites. This was WW1 as most people have never seen it, a vertical war in snow and ice, where death was more likely to come from an avalanche …


Riding the Red Zone: The Tour of the Battlefields in 1919 with Tom Isitt

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The Circuit des Champs de Bataille (the Tour of the Battlefields) was held in 1919, less than six months after the end of the First World War. It covered 2,000 kilometres and was raced in appalling conditions across the battlefields of the Western Front, otherwise known as the Zone Rouge. The race was so tough that only 21 riders finished, and it w…


The Mountain War, A Doctor’s Diary of the Italian Campaign 1914 – 1918

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By Dr Isaak A Barash Pen & Sword, 2021 £20.00, 220 pages, photographs and index ISBN 978–1–39909–310–1 [This book review first appeared in the April 2022 issues of Stand To! No.126] There are so few Austrian or Italian memoirs from the Italian Front translated into English that it’s refreshing to find this offering from Pen & Sword de…