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Special Publications

In addition to the Quarterly Journal, The Society for Army Historical Research has also produced a number of special publications, the latest of which are featured below.

Special Publication No 18

A Long, Long Trail A-Winding - Centenary Perspectives on the Great War

CONTENTS

FOREWORD - Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, KG, GCMG, GCVO, ADC (P).

‘THE MAD MINUTE’ RAPID RIFLE FIRE, AND ITS PLACE IN THE EDWARDIAN ARMY by Nicholas Harlow.

WAR, EPIDEMICS, AND EMPIRE: BRITISH MILITARY GOVERNMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1914-18 by Mark Harrison.

PADRES AND MISSIONARIES: THE WAR DIARY OF THE SENIOR CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS, EAST AFRICA, 1916-1919 by James Hagerty.

RAWLINSON ON THE SOMME by Rodney Atwood.

‘SAVING THE GUN AT LE CATEAU’ THE STIRRING TALE OF A PAIR OF VICTORIA CROSSES WON IN THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE ACTION OF THE WAR by Michael Naxton.

'... LEADING HIS MEN EVERYWHERE AND FIGHTING LIKE A TIGER...' JOHN VAUGHAN CAMPBELL, VICTORIA CROSS 15TH SEPTEMBER 1916 by Andrew Cormack.

'ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!' THE REMARKABLE STORY OF LIEUTENANT-COLONEL BERNARD WILLIAM VANN by Michael Naxton.

THE EIGHTH DAY: BRITISH DEFENCE AND GERMAN OFFENCE ON 28 MARCH 1918 by Charles More.

SHOWING THE LINE ON THE WESTERN FRONT IN WORLD WAR ONE by Mike Meech.

BOOK REVIEWS

THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE by Jean Bou and Peter Dennis, reviewed by Jim Beach.

THE A.I.F. IN BATTLE: HOW THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE FOUGHT 1914-1918 by Jean Bou (ed.), reviewed by Jim Beach.

THE GREAT WAR AND THE MIDDLE EAST: A STRATEGIC STUDY by Rob Johnson, reviewed by James E. Kitchen.

A MOONLIGHT MASSACRE: THE NIGHT OPERATION ON PASSCHENDAELE RIFGE, 2 DECEMBER 1917 - THE FORGOTTEN LAST ACT OF THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES by Michael LoCicero, reviewed by Charles Messenger.

DIE IN BATTLE,DO NOT DESPAIR: THE INDIANS ON GALLIPOLI, 1915 by Peter Stanley, reviewed by Kaushik Roy.

THE BRIDGE TO AIR POWER: LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR ROYAL FLYING CORPS OPERATIONS ON THE WESTERN FRONT, 1914-1918 by Peter Dye, reviewed by James Pugh.

'ALLIES ARE A TIRESOME LOT': THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR by John Dillon, reviewed by Vanda Wilcox.

AN ARTIST'S WAR. THE ART AND LETTERS OF MORRIS & ALICE MEREDITH WILLIAMS by Phyllida Shaw, reviewed by Peter Cormack.

THE DIARY OF CORPORAL VINCE SCHÜRHOFF, 1914-1918, edited by Jim Beach, reviewed by Chris Kempshall.

LIAISON: GENERAL PIERRE DES VALLIÈRES AT BRITISH GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, 1916-1917 edited by Elizabeth Greenhalgh, reviewed by Chris Kempshall.

Special Publication No. 17

Special Publication No. 17

"... a damn nice thing .., the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life ...' A Peninsular and Waterloo Anthology. Published 2015.

The soft-back, A4 sized book is illustrated extensively in colour across its 175 pages and includes:

  • The hitherto unpublished letters of the Luard brothers who fought in the 4th Dragoons in Spain and Portugal.
  • A study of the Daniel Maclise painting 'The Meeting of Wellington and Blucher after the Battle of Waterloo'.
  • Eight illustrated essays on Waterloo artefacts from the National Army Museum collection.
  • An examination of the invention and operation of the Shrapnel shell in Spain and the Netherlands, 1808-1815.
  • Two new accounts of the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Schematic artwork by Bryan Fosten of all of the British regiments at Waterloo.

All members received a copy as part of their subscription at the end of 2015, but anyone interested in the Napoleonic Wars may wish to acquire a copy. It was very well received by members as the following comments indicate:

"' ... a damn nice thing ...' is. Well done to the Society."

"Warmest congratulations to you and the contributors on the Waterloo Special ... You have done a marvellous job."

"What a super surprise, the Christmas present just arrived from SAHR! ... You have worked extremely hard to edit this excellent commemoration of Waterloo and I am sure that every member will enjoy it."

"... congratulations on producing a magnificent publication, beautifully presented and illustrated ..."

Ordering

Copies can be obtained from the Honorary Editor, Andrew Cormack at editor@sahr.org.uk - for 10 plus postage and packing. Invoices will be despatched to those ordering the book after posting. Please do not send money with your order. A PayPal facility is available for those ordering from overseas.