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Quentin Roosevelt; A Sketch with Letters (and poetry)

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Edited by Kermit Roosevelt Illustrated New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1921 (Facsimile) From the start there is a sense of tragedy; you know that this is a collection of letters sent by someone serving in France who is going to die. It is rather like watching the film ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ - you know that it ends with a shot and the…


The safe passage of BEF troopships

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Comparatively little outside of the Official History has been written about the defensive measures established to cover the initial transport of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to the continent in August 1914 - and that may well be because of their success. The Royal Navy, with its traditional global perspective, had held little enthusiasm f…


The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919

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Edited by  David Killingray and Howard Phillips Routledge (2003)  390 pages ISBN 9780415510790 There is so much to learn from ‘The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919’.  A comparative history will be written in due course comparing the pandemic of 1918-19 and that of 2019-2021. Writing in 1998, ‘What occurred in 1918-19, we are repeatedly t…


Britain's Railways in the First World War by Michael Foley

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pen & Sword Transport (2 July 2021) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages, Appendices, glossary, index, photographs ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526786796 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526786791 The classical place to start when researching the railways of the United Kingdom during the Great War is Edwin Pratt’s two volume work published in 1921. It covers, alm…