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Love of an Unknown Soldier By John Howlett
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Epic love story set in the First World War. Harry Cardwell, 21 year-old shepherd from the border hills, is already a ‘veteran’ of the Somme battlefield. Returning from leave Harry... More > confronts a burly Sergeant auctioning off a tin of intimate love-letters and photographs found in a shelled dug-out. To protect the privacy of those letters, Harry buys them himself. A simple act of decency that is to have a lifetime of consequence. Annie is the nurse in the photographs. A volunteer from New England with her doctor husband on a Harvard Medical Unit, she is now a widow on an ambulance train serving the Western Front. Harry finds Annie and they fall in love, their passion unfolding against the background of Passchendaele. 'Love Of An Unknown Soldier' is the first volume in the Harry Cardwell Series. 'A Long Road Home', 'When War Came Again', 'First Snow of Winter' and 'Last Snow of Winter' follow the survivors through the 20's and the 30's to the end of the 2nd World War, Alp Grüm completes the series.< Less
Knowing That We Do Thy Will By Douglas Reed
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Biography of Lance Corporal Robert James Reed, Middlesex Regiment, during World War One 1914-1918. Robert James Reed was a decorator from Wimbledon, Merton in London and volunteered to serve his... More > country. He fought on the Western Front, including the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and survived.< Less
Knowing That We Do Thy Will By Douglas Reed
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Biography of Lance Corporal Robert James Reed, Middlesex Regiment, during World War One 1914-1918. Robert James Reed was a decorator from Wimbledon, Merton in London and volunteered to serve his... More > country. He fought on the Western Front, including the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and survived.< Less
Knowing That We Do Thy Will By Douglas Reed
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Biography of Lance Corporal Robert James Reed, Middlesex Regiment, during World War One 1914-1918. Robert James Reed was a decorator from Wimbledon, Merton in London and volunteered to serve his... More > country. He fought on the Western Front, including the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and survived.< Less
The Old Front Line By John Masefield
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The Old Front Line (ISBN 0-85052-936-0) is a military history book by English poet John Masefield, first published in 1917.The book is a description of the battlefield front-line from which the... More > British Army attacked on the first day on the Somme, 1 July 1916, and as such is perhaps the first battlefield guide of the First World War. Masefield had originally been asked to write a full account of the Battle of the Somme (in 1916 he had written a successful book on the Battle of Gallipoli) but the project fell through when he was refused access to official army documents. All he was able to produce was his description of the battlefield as seen in 1917 following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Front_Line Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
A Fine View of the Show: Letters from the Western Front By Andrew Jackson
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A first-hand glimpse into daily life on the Western Front that is riveting, informative and poignant. Hector Jackson left his family’s British Columbia farm in 1915 to fight in World War I.... More > Recounted through 130 descriptive letters, Jackson’s idealistic adventure descended into the gritty reality of trench warfare when, as a newly-commissioned officer, he was catapulted into the Battle of the Somme. Against the odds, Jackson survived many of the great battles of the Western Front, to be awarded the Military Cross for gallantry under fire at Passchendaele and rise to the rank of captain. Gassed just ten days before the war ended, he joined the river of wounded flowing from the battlefield. Photographs illustrate the unique story told in these letters, from Jackson’s farm life, through military training, to the grim existence of the Western Front. Andrew Jackson’s introduction and historical narrative, along with helpful notes, weave these letters into a dramatic chronicle.< Less
A Fine View of the Show: Letters from the Western Front By Andrew Jackson
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A first-hand glimpse into daily life on the Western Front that is riveting, informative and poignant. Hector Jackson left his family’s British Columbia farm in 1915 to fight in World War I.... More > Recounted through 130 descriptive letters, Jackson’s idealistic adventure descended into the gritty reality of trench warfare when, as a newly-commissioned officer, he was catapulted into the Battle of the Somme. Against the odds, Jackson survived many of the great battles of the Western Front, to be awarded the Military Cross for gallantry under fire at Passchendaele and rise to the rank of captain. Gassed just ten days before the war ended, he joined the river of wounded flowing from the battlefield. Photographs illustrate the unique story told in these letters, from Jackson’s farm life, through military training, to the grim existence of the Western Front. Andrew Jackson’s introduction and historical narrative, along with helpful notes, weave these letters into a dramatic chronicle.< Less
The 46th (North Midland) Division at Lens in 1917 By Lieut. P.S.C. Campbell-Johnston
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The units of the 46th (North Midland) Division came from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Having sailed for France in February 1915 it became the first... More > complete territorial division to serve on the Western Front. It was transferred to the Loos sector in October and hastily thrown against a German strongpoint – the Hohenzollern Redoubt – on the afternoon of the 13 October 1915. The disaster which followed this attack was repeated the following year on the opening day of the battle of the Somme, when it sustained heavy losses during the diversionary attack at Gommecourt. This book details the Division’s involvement in the fighting around Lens in the summer of 1917. This much overlooked period of the Division’s history helped re-established its reputation as a formidable fighting unit which was borne out the following year when it successfully crossed the St. Quentin Canal – famously breaking the Hindenburg Line.< Less
The 46th (North Midland) Division at Lens in 1917 By Lieut. P.S.C. Campbell-Johnston
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The units of the 46th (North Midland) Division came from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Having sailed for France in February 1915 it became the first... More > complete territorial division to serve on the Western Front. It was transferred to the Loos sector in October and hastily thrown against a German strongpoint – the Hohenzollern Redoubt – on the afternoon of the 13 October 1915. The disaster which followed this attack was repeated the following year on the opening day of the battle of the Somme, when it sustained heavy losses during the diversionary attack at Gommecourt. This book details the Division’s involvement in the fighting around Lens in the summer of 1917. This much overlooked period of the Division’s history helped re-established its reputation as a formidable fighting unit which was borne out the following year when it successfully crossed the St. Quentin Canal – famously breaking the Hindenburg Line.< Less
Not Forgotten - WKM Spence in The Royal Scots 1915-1917 By Magnus Spence
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He joined the Royal Scots as part of Kitchener’s Army aged 18. He had wanted to be an engineer. Instead he became a veteran in a unit ranked by the enemy as one the most feared of the whole... More > British Army. He died fighting to defend a trench he had captured. His story is Not Forgotten. He was my great uncle, and I wrote it for others in my family, but it may also be of interest to others wanting a new perspective on life as a Royal Scots officer at the Battles of the Somme and Scarpe.< Less

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