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Letters from the Trenches – The First World War by Those Who Were There


  By Jacqueline Wadsworth Pen & Sword, £ 19.99p, 174pp ISBN: 978–178–159–284–7   Book Review by Louise Gaede In the trenches much of the soldiers’ spare time was spent writing letters to loved ones at home. Many of these have been preserved and now offer deeply personal insights into the conditions and emotional impact on the men in se…

106: July 2016 Special Edition


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'Loos' with Nigel Atter


Nigel Atter will lead us through the build up to Loos and then the battle using maps and photographs. Nigel is well known to the Branch and this promises to be a very informative talk.

From the Trenches to MI5' with Tina Tamman


Joining us today is Tina Tamman who is speaking about her relative's journey from fighting in the trenches through to working within military intelligence for the embryonic MI5.  

Rats Alley: Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914 – 1918


Rats Alley: Trench Names of the Western Front, 1914 – 1918 The History Press £40.00, 767pp, 25 ills,24 1 bibliog., index ISBN 978 0 7509 8055 5 Peter Chasseaud   On its first publication in 2006, what the marketing men call the ‘Unique Selling Point’ of Peter Chasseaud’s Rats Alley was simple. In listing the names over 10,000 named trenches …

Christmas in Khaki by Kate Willis - NOTE 1st Friday in DEC!!


Christmas in Khaki takes us through each Christmas of the war in company with soldiers and nurses of the BEF, told in their own words, such as those of Lt Jeffrey Blake, attached to D Battery, 235 Bde R.F.A. 47th (London) Division:   25th December 1915: "Well here I am in the Mess as we call it, consisting of a room with one or two windows out, a…