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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:22 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:22 PM
I thought the" Lost Battalion" was at Gallipoli. i had an idea it was the queen's staff from Sandringham! Am I wrong is thinking there was another lost battalion?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:55 PM
Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:15 PM
The book 'The Lost Battalion' Johnson and Pratt was first published in 1938.
This edition on Amazon is a 2000 reprint
Made into a film of the same name in 2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287535/
A more recent account and generally better reviewed is by Robert Laplander
The cover picture shows the marker to 'Lost Battalion Ravine' which is on the Verdun Battlefield.
With no author given difficult to know which book was being referred to!
An interesting account of the 'Sandringham Pals' is on this Gallipoli website http://user.online.b...elders/sand.htm
Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:51 AM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:06 PM
What are you reading (WWI related) and would you recommend it?
Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:01 AM
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:26 PM
Just finished David Stevenson, With Our Backs To The Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 (Allen Lane, 2011). Incredible detail. But I preferred 1918: A Very British Victory by Peter Hart (even if he glosses over the fact the Aussies won the war).
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:16 PM
I agree with you - I was glad when I had got to the end of the Stevenson book although I am shortly going to read his war history which is highly recommended.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:35 AM
Just knocked over Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson's The Somme. Again, I preferred Peter Hart's book (The Darkest Hour). The personal accounts make it incredibly immediate - and not at the expense of the bigger picture.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:56 AM
I'm beginning to really like this b3rn chap or chappess! Clearly someone of great taste and no little discretion.....
Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:12 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:20 PM
Looking for a place to put this ... found the right topic.
I'm just finishing "Testament of Youth". Superbe ... And so realistically romantic ... don't ask me to explain this term, It's just what comes to my mind. Romance but not à l'eau de rose.
What a strong woman!!
Pity: I have to return it to the library tomorrow and have not finished the last 2 chapters ... scrongneugneu!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:42 AM
I've become very much absorbed by the quite excellent "The War the Infantry Knew' by Captain J.C Dunn. For the uninitiated It's the story of 2/Royal Welch Fusiliers service through the Great War.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:25 AM