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  1. MoleBath

    The Modern Cruiser

    Our generation would readily assume the cruiser is a naval fixture and fitting. In fact the cruiser as we know it only emerged in the late 1860s as iron hulls supplanted timber. Until then there were battleships of the line, frigates ,corvettes etc of various rates and a plethora of sloops...
  2. Fang_Farrier

    Gunpowder and Glory, The Short Explosive Life of Frank Brock OBE

    This is a most interesting read. The biography of Frank Brock, who was by all accounts a very talented individual who like so may others met his end during the First World War. However in his relatively short life he achieved much and contributed greatly towards the war effort finally paying...
  3. MoleBath

    Futile Exercise?

    Books on the preparation for the Great War are in relatively short supply. The Edwardian years saw major army reform after the shocks of the Boer War, a rethink of the strategic role of the army and a complete overhaul of the reserve forces. Russia and Japan saw changes in weapons and tactics in...
  4. MoleBath

    George Butterworth: Soldier and Composer.

    George Butterworth had already established a reputation as one of the young English composers of the Edwardian age. He was educated at Eton and Trinity. Much of the 19th Century had been dominated by European composers but Butterworth was composing English orchestral and choral work. His...
  5. sirbhp

    Dear Old Blighty

    In the summer of 1914, Britain felt secure that the old order was firmly in place. Britain, through its navy, ruled the waves, and a fair part of the world through its Empire. Yet this security was an illusion; a war of unimaginable scale was just days away. The war would affect every level of...
  6. MoleBath

    Allenby's Gunners . Artillery in the Sinai & Palestine Campaigns

    The Sinai and Palestine campaigns of 1916-1918 are well off the general knowledge radar screen , the coming Armistice celebration and recent media coverage has been western front orientated. The Lawrence of Arabia film is well in the past and the Middle East resounds to more recent fighting...
  7. Robbo_72

    14-18 Now - When the arts do The Great War

    Still now sure what to make of this. I imagine it will trump all other school activities aimed at teaching about the conflict since it appears to focus on Women, millions of africans, draft dodgers, spanish flu and Communists! Has anybody seen the film that is on the site? Season 2018 - 14-18...
  8. Bad CO

    WW1 A Soldier's Tale

    We've just had this in by email which seems like an interesting idea. This project has now been turned into a book which is available on all the usual formats. We're getting a copy to review so hope to offer our thoughts soon!
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