Monthly Archives: June 2017

Lieutenant Philip Monoux: The First Officer of the Household Cavalry Killed in Action, 1685

By Stephen Ede-Borrett The Royal Regiment of Horse was raised in 1660 from an ex-Republican Regiment and remained as the sole Regiment of Horse in the British Army when all others were converted to Regiments of Dragoon Guards in 1746 and … Continue reading

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Lost Opportunity – The Battle of the Ardennes, 22 August 1914

By Simon J House The story of the ‘Lost Opportunity’, afforded to the French Armies in August 1914 and squandered, had its origins in a ‘Moment of Madness’ – or more properly a ‘Moment IN Madness’. For I was researching … Continue reading

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Kingdoms under siege: Fortress warfare in the British Isles and beyond, 1648-60

By David Flintham Contrary to public opinion, the British Civil Wars were fought not so much in the open fields and moors, but in trenches and on ramparts and walls – a fact that caused the Earl of Orrey to … Continue reading

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Facial wounds, surgery and the First World War

By Dr Andrew Bamji During my training to be a doctor, I ended up specialising in the treatment of arthritis, and I hardly expected to write a book about plastic surgery in the First World War. But when I started … Continue reading

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Why another book on the Somme? Canadians on the Somme 1916

A dialog with William Stewart, the author of the upcoming book The Canadians on the Somme, 1916: The Neglected Campaign First, what is the book about? It examines and analyses the 89-day Canadian experience in the 1916 Somme campaign at … Continue reading

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The Rhodesian Bush War – Where the police served as infantry

Bandit Mentality is a memoir written by Lindsay O’Brien, a New Zealander fighting in the British South Africa Police (BSAP) Support Unit in Rhodesia. The title Bandit Mentality refers to walking the border of lawlessness that any sustained guerrilla war … Continue reading

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British First World War Studies graduate secures Great War book deal: An Army of Brigadiers

A BIRMINGHAM University graduate has penned a ‘ground-breaking’ book on British First World War brigadier-generals, released during the centenary year of the Battle of Arras. Dr Trevor Harvey’s remarkable work, An Army of Brigadiers. British Brigade Commanders at the Battle … Continue reading

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British author’s book gathers true stories of the bloodshed of Latvia’s Kurzemes katls

Press launch: Monday June 19, 1600 at Occupation Museum, Riga. Raina bulvaris 7. Contact Liga Strazda. A multi award-winning British documentary journalist will launch a remarkable book about the carnage of the Second World War in Latvia at the Occupation … Continue reading

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Entries invited: Bill Braham Memorial Essay Competition

The Pike and Shot Society, in conjunction with Helion and Company, are very pleased to announce the inauguration of the annual Bill Braham Memorial Essay Writing Competition. The Pike and Shot Society is an international organisation promoting the study of … Continue reading

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Did ‘dirty war’ tactics kill more guerrillas in Rhodesia than conventional military units?

Glenn Cross investigates Chemical Biological Warfare in Southern Africa Although some nations have developed or acquired chemical or biological agents, few have ever used these weapons against their adversaries. One of the few countries ever thought to have used chemical … Continue reading

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