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Book Review: Stemming The Tide

STEMMING THE TIDE. OFFICERS AND LEADERSHIP IN THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1914

By Spencer Jones (Helion 2014, ISBN9781909384453, 384 pages 15 b/w photos, 8pp colour maps, £29.95) 403 more words

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Guest Post: translating the Great War....

Will Firth, one of a handful of experienced literary translators from BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) opens the window on his present project – a translation of one of Serbia’s best-selling books in recent years – The Great War by Aleksandar Gatalica. 630 more words

Contemporary European Literature

Saturday 22 August 1914 - We Lost 27

At 07:00 on this morning Corporal Ernest Thomas of ‘C’ Squadron, Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, riding with a mounted patrol under the command of Major Tom Bridges near the Chateau of Ghislain near the village of Casteau, Belgium, fires the British Expeditionary Force’s first shot of the Great War.  637 more words

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Vanished Lives: Remembering Buckland St Mary’s War Dead

The Somerset Remembers project team are always happy to receive news about local commemorative projects from across the county.

“In Buckland St Mary over the last year we’ve been researching the lives of the men on our War Memorial.  279 more words

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

After hearing how much I was enjoying Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcasts about WWI, a friend suggested I check out The Guns of August. Written in 1962, it’s ranked 16th on the Modern Library’s list of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books. 179 more words

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World War I and the Wellington Quarries

It’s so long since I wrote my monthly post for the Worldwide Genealogy blog that I’m a day late…oops. This blog is a great international collaboration initiated by Julie Goucher from… 86 more words

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