The Killing of the Iron Twelve by Hedley Malloch

The Killing of the Iron Twelve by Hedley Mall…

This compelling read begins by establishing the context whereby the German Army of occupation in 1914/1915 could execute…

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'Captain Professor - a life in war and peace' by Michael Howard

'Captain Professor - a life in war and peace'…

You will rarely find an autobiography that is this detailed and self-effacing. We learn 2/3rds into ‘Captain Professor -…

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Matania's Vision of the First World War by Lucinda Gosling

Matania's Vision of the First World War by Lu…

Matania's work is magnificent. It does for scenes of the First World War that only a Technicolor Movie could achieve dec…

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'Missing-Died-Survived. The Senior Brothers and The Great War' by Guy Senior

'Missing-Died-Survived. The Senior Brothers a…

‘Missing-Died-Survived’ is a rich, complex, family story told by the the grandson of the brother that survived. In his n…

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Lost in France. The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Roose Football's First Superstar

Lost in France. The Remarkable Life and Death…

Not that familiar or even keen on football I was nonetheless drawn into the intricacies of the game and the intimate lif…

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The Gallipoli Oak by Martin Purdy and Ian Dawson

The Gallipoli Oak by Martin Purdy and Ian Daw…

Paperback: 174 pages Publisher: Moonraker Publishing; 1st edition (2013) ISBN-10: 0955447216 ISBN-13: 978-0955447211 …

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The Indian Corps in France. Lt Col J.W .B.Merewether & Sir F. Smith

The Indian Corps in France. Lt Col J.W .B.Mer…

The Indian Corps in France. Lt Col J.W .B.Merewether & Sir F. Smith: Reprint of 2nd edition, 1918, Naval & Milit…

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The Sons of John Company: The Indian & Pakistan Armies by John Gaylor

The Sons of John Company: The Indian & Pakist…

1903-1991 Parapress. 1996. Hardback, 379 pp., £19.99. ISBN 1898594 414.  [This review first appeared in Stand To! no.51…

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For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Shrabani Basu

For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers…

Bloomsbury India, £25.00, 224pp. 41 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978-83-84052-91-1  Shrabani Basu’s work…

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The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handbook and Battlefield Guide

The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handboo…

[These reviews by John Battersby first appeared in Stand To! No. 104 September 2015 Special Edition. Available in the di…

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The Indian Army on the Western Front: India’s Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War

The Indian Army on the Western Front: India’s…

Cambridge University Press, £60.00, 335pp., bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–781–107–027–466  To subvert a review about a new bo…

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Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson

Peace at Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 1…

Yale University Press, £18.99 293pp, hb, ills, notes, further reading. ISBN: 978–030–023–338–4  ‘It wasn’t a peace tr…

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