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My house is awash with books; most rooms contain between one and four bookcases and only one of those bookcases contain anything other than military history. This is the bookcase housing all the Great War divisional histories, plus some histories of individual units. All divisions numbered 1-75 for which there is a published history, plus … Continue reading Divisional Diversion
Been down any rabbit holes lately? Research invariably leads to rabbit holes – those fascinating distractions that you think will involve a couple of minutes diversion but then take you on a long convoluted journey into the warren. Why have I written this blog? No reason other than it justifies the time I recently spent in a … Continue reading Rabbit Hole
Every Christmas it’s the same; historians of the Great War have their annual battle against proponents of duff history relating to the 1914 Christmas truce. It particularly irks me that the myth of a football match is perpetuated, and that there are entirely inappropriate monuments to it in Flanders, because it detracts from the wealth of … Continue reading Not the Christmas Truce
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