1. Trilby

    The French Army on the Somme, 1916

    This excellent book by Ian Sumner is a very valuable corrective to the idea that the 1916 Battle of the Somme was all about the British. Featuring a good introductory section, it uses its many well-chosen large black and white photographs with informative captions to paint a quite different and...
  2. Bad CO

    Dublin University OTC and the 1916 Easter Uprising

    The imminent centenary of the 1916 Dublin Easter Rising seems an appropriate moment to look at a little-known episode of the Rising: the defence against the rebels of Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) by its Officers’ Training Corps (OTC). University OTCs are not included in any Order of Battle...