Tag Archives: WW1

Birmingham publisher sweeps the board at British military history ‘Oscars’

A BIRMINGHAM-based publisher has won the top two accolades at the ‘Oscars’ of British military history publishing – the Templer Awards. Helion and Company, which has also celebrated its 20th anniversary, published both the best book on British military history … Continue reading

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Two Wheels to War – Volunteer motorcycle despatch riders and the British Expeditionary Force 1914

Two Wheels to War is the story of the first motorcycle despatch riders – the talented volunteers who served alongside the Regular Army in 1914. With no military training, they served on the retreat from Mons, at the Marne and … Continue reading

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WW1 Artefacts: Private Harold Tookey’s Camera

By Steve Corbett Early last year, at a vintage collectors’ fair being held in a village in Sussex, an elderly lady approached one of the stall holders and offered him a small Kodak vest pocket camera – often referred to … Continue reading

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From Docks and Sand: The men and women of Southport and Bootle’s during the Great War

This new book is the first to study the men and women of Bootle and Southport during the Great War through the story of their local battalion: 7th King’s, Liverpool Regiment. This Territorial battalion fought within Regular divisions in 1915, … Continue reading

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Far Distant Ships – The Blockade of Brest 1793-1815

After completing my previous book on the war in the North Sea during the First World War, which was published last December, I turned to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as a subject for a further book on naval history. … Continue reading

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Mosul, Britain and Oil

By Martin Gibson When I began researching Britain and oil during and after the First World War, it did not occur to me that Mosul – an important place in my story – would be making headline news as the … Continue reading

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Daring All Things: Rev. George Kendall OBE – The ‘Unknown Warrior’

Tim Kendall’s grandfather, the Reverend George Kendall OBE, famously ensured The Unknown Soldier’s safe passage to England to be buried at Westminster Abbey. Here, Tim reflects on his efforts to bring his grandfather’s autobiography – Daring All Things – to a … Continue reading

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Great War: The Battle of Arras – the Overlooked Campaign

By Jim Smithson Having spent many years visiting the Great War battlefields and being fascinated by the subject, I was always puzzled by the apparent lack of material on the Battle of Arras in April and May 1917.  Whilst still … Continue reading

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The War in the North Sea. The Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy 1914-1918

By Quintin Barry This book (as its title suggests) is a history of the crucially important naval campaign in the North Sea during the First World War. The most well-known event there during the war was of course the Battle … Continue reading

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The fighting clergyman who won the Victoria Cross

The author of The Christian Soldier introduces his new biography: During my Great War research into the local Territorial Battalion, the 6th Sherwood Foresters (fondly known as ‘the Wild Men of the Peak’), I was taken aback to learn that … Continue reading

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