Notes by the Way (Notices from the Editor)

Chairman's Message from David Cohen 

41st Division Christmas Card by Corporal J A Benson MSM, RFA, 36th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers, 59th Division

A VC Episode: Lance Corporal Eddie Foulkes by Edward Foulkes MBE, DCM, MM

The Camera Returns (3) Mametz and Fricourt, the Somme by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall

Home Front (13) The Volunteers - WW1 Home Guard 

Memories of a Field Marshal: the unveiling of the Whitehall memorial to Haig by The Earl Haig, OBE, KstJ, DL.

Cambrai Day - A Memoir: Early tank actions by the late Major John Aloysius Coghlan MC

Which Unit? Photograph and Text by David Filsell

A 59th Division Man Replies by H P Rhead JP (Bombadier H B Head, RFA)

London County Council Roll of Honour

The Ricketts Diary Sequel (QMS Ricketts, 2nd Bn, The Essex Regiment)

Eyes from the Belgian Guns by D.T.A. Van Bavel - Artillery Observation over Belgium

  • Sergeant-Pilot Paul-Herve de Goussencourt
  • Lieutenant-Observer Leon Adelin Decubber
  • Find the Groom by R A Ford 

One Man's War (2) Lance Corporal S Suffield, 3/16th (County of London) Bn (Queen's Westminster Rifles) by Sidney M J Suffield

Dr Gladden: Norman Gladden: Fusiliers (50th Division) 11th Bn (23rd Division) Ypres 1917, a personal account (1967); Across the Piave (19710 and The Somme, a personal account (1971)

Behind the Lines: Canteens

Trench Mapping: military survey and large-scale mapping on the Western Front 1914-1918 British experience and practice by Peter Chasseaud

Garrison Library (First World War books reviewed)

  • When the Barrage Lifts by Gerald Gliddon
  • Battlefield Archaeology by John Laffin 
  • The Location of British Army Records. A National Directory of World War I Sources by Norman Holding
  • Orders and Orders. A Manchester Pal on the Somme by Sue Richardson 
  • From the Desert to the Baltic by Maj-Gen G P G Roberts 
  • Send for Freddie by Gen Sir Charles Richardson
  • A Tale of Two Battles by Geoffrey Cox
  • Order of Battle of Divisions by Major A F Becke
  • Socks, Cigarettes and Shipwrecks by Felicite Nesham (Ed.)
  • Vimy by Pierre Berton
  • The Battle Book of Ypres by Beatrix Brice assisted by Lieut General Sir William Pulteney KCB
  • The First Londons by R E Handley  
  • The History of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment 1959-1970 by Captain J P Riley

Communication Lines (Letters to the Editor)

  • Bob Wyatt’s ‘Books about Books’ - all available in the IWM Reading Rooms
  • A Saturday Night Soldier's War, 1913-18 by Norman Tennant
  • Etaples
  • Delville Wood
  • Wye Aerodrome

Intelligence Summary:

  • Roll of Honour - Eight Veteran Members remembered 
  • Imperial War Museum redevelopment

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