World War 1/The Great War/La grande guerre

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Open Cockpit, Arthur Gould Lee

Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low-level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated […]

Archie Bowman: Foot Soldier, German POW and League of Nations Man, Hamish Ross

The Bravest Man in the British Army: The Extraordinary Life and Death of Lieutenant Colonel John Sherwood Kelly VC, Philip Bujak

Amiens 1918: From Disaster to Victory, Gregory Blaxland

Major & Mrs. Holt’s Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide-The Western Front-North (book review)

Somme Offensive – March 1918, Andrew Rawson

This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force’s defensive battle on the Somme in March and April of 1918. It starts with the huge German offensive along a 60 mile front on 21 March. Third and Fifth Armies then had to make a series of fighting withdrawals in which some battalions had to fight […]

A Gallant County: The Regiments of Gloucestershire in the Great War, Robin Grist

This book describes the campaigns fought by the Gloucestershire Regiment’s sixteen infantry battalions and the 1/1st RGH which saw action on all the Allied fronts. During The Great War the Gloucesters who already had more battle honors than any other regiment won another eighty-two. Over 46,000 men served in the Gloucesters and the RGH during […]