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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 servic...

106: July 2016 Special Edition


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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 on th...

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt (Major Alex Saunt MBE served with the Light Infantry and with the SAS in Libya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, Germany and Denmark. He was awarded an MBE for his courage). The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine. B...

Ep. 136 – Food in the Trenches – Dr Rachel Duffett


Dr Rachel Duffett, Research Officer, Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, talks about on her recent book the Stomach for Fighting that looks at food and the British Tommy during the First World War.  Your browser does not support the audio element....

First World War Practice Trenches in Hampshire given historical protection


So called 'practice trenches' at Browndown in Gosport, Hampshire that lay beneath heathland for decades have been granted heritage protection. The site was used for training troops in the Great War and was rediscovered from aerial photos in 2011.   Following input from Historic England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has agr...