ww1

  1. Joshua Slocum

    They Shall Not Pass

    The French Army on the Western front 1914 to 1918 To most British people the actions and endeavours of the French Army and later the Americans are little known, against our knowledge of the Somme and Flanders, so this book aims to fill this void. The Author has researched and translated a great...
  2. seaweed

    Zeebrugge 1918

    St George's Day 2018 marks the centenary of the attempt by a British force under Rear Admiral Roger Keyes to block the ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend. Britain was on the verge of starvation due to the depredations of Germany's submarines; her desperate situation called for desperate measures...
  3. seaweed

    Bayly's War

    This is four stories skilfully woventogether. The backdrop is the story of RN antisubmarine warfare inthe Western Approaches and Irish Sea during the First World War.Within this it is the biography of Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly who ranthe campaign from Queenstown (now Cobh), consolidating under his...
  4. untallguy

    The Kaiser’s First POWs

    The Kaiser’s First POWs is the first of two books by Philip Chinnery. The second, detailing escapes from German POW Camps in World War One, is yet to come. The author, the Chairman of the Ex-POW Association, describes, in this volume, how men came to be prisoners of the Germans and what their...
  5. Themanwho

    The Cambrai Campaign 1917

    In 1917 whilst much of the fighting on the western front was yet more drudgery and slaughter, for a brief time it seemed that the British Army had found the recipe to end the stalemate in an all arms assault on Cambrai. Although it was soon engulfed by the usual problems dooming it to eventual...
  6. Auld-Yin

    Victoria Crosses on the Western Front, Third Ypres 1917

    This book details the awards to 70 soldiers (and here I mean officers and other ranks) of the Victoria Cross during Third Ypres from July to November 1917. The book is an enormous source of information on the people whose bravery lead to the award and runs to over 700 pages with maps and...
  7. overopensights

    A School in Arms

    I volunteered to review this book ‘Uppingham School in the Great War’ because I had previously read Vera Britain’s ‘Testament to Youth’ which involves her association with four old pupils of the school, her letters from and to them are documented in her book, all four were killed in the war...
  8. CanteenCowboy

    First to Fight

    Of the two co-authors, Gilbert is a former USMC Artilleryman and Cansiere is a French native with an abiding (obsessive?) interest in the US Marines since his teenage years. They have previously co-authored Tanks in Hell: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa, which was awarded the General...
  9. Red Hander

    A short, dry, WW1 diary - Gallipoli

    Long story short: this diary has long been in my family. It is written on a signal pad - headed 'This book is for writing orders only, and leaves must not be torn out. It is on no account to be used for any other purpose. By Order.' This instruction has twice been ignored - once in the keeping...
  10. guzzijon

    Made In The Great War.

    Purely by chance I heard this story on the radio the other day. Basically a folk musician- Sam Sweeney- picked up what looked like a new fiddle on display at an Oxford luthier's workshop. On closer inspection he saw it was marked 1915 and Richard S. Howard. Interest piqued he bought it and...
  11. pensionpointer

    Anyone identify this from Tyne Cot?

    I did a quick walk along the edge of a field behind the car park at Tyne Cot to get a few bits of shrapnel to show a school group. This item caught my eye which was a bit bigger than I was looking for. I thought, initially, when I'd brushed away some of the mud that it was probably not anything...
  12. B

    Does anyone recognise these WW1 medals?

    So, this is a real shot in the dark but if there’s anyone out there who has any idea – or can point me in the right direction – it’s all much appreciated. My grandfather was Indian and fought in India for the British (obviously, given India was part of the Empire) during WW1. All I have to go...
  13. Bad CO

    Somme 100

    I hope everyone on the site will take a moment over the next 24 hours to remember all those who died 100 years ago. Hopefully everyone is also aware that there is a two minutes' silence to take place at 07:28 which is when the troops went over the top - or at least the first wave did. It goes...
  14. theoriginalphantom

    Richmond castle conscientious objectors graffiti to be saved

    Good news for those who like their history. The grafitti left by the conscientous objectors imprisoned in Richmond castle during WW1 is to be preserved. Much as I like to accuse footballers of being big girls blouses at least one was remarkably brave WWI conscientious objector graffiti at...
  15. 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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