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Articles by Wayne Osborne:

Have You Forgotten Yet? – The First World War Memoirs of C. P. Blacker – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

A curious title for an at times curious book.  It is a Great War Memoir but with a difference.  Blacker began writing this book, which…

Despatch Rider On The Western Front 1915 – 18 – Review by Wayne Osborne

It’s occurred to me over the last few months that diary keeping was frowned upon and against regulations during a large part of the Great…

A MARINE AT GALLIPOLI AND ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

MARINE AT GALLIPOLI

Yet another diary/memoiremerges from the Great War’s attic.  Our main character, twenty-two year old Yorkshire lad, Harry Askin, joined the Royal Marines, Portsmouth Battalion, at…

GALLIPOLI – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

This is a good book and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  It is about the Gallipoli Campaign from the New Zealand perspective as part…

BRITISH INFANTRY BATTALION COMMANDERS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

BRITISH INFANTRY

I have to start by admitting that I know Peter Hodgkinson and the series editor John Bourne.  Interest declared; on with the review!  Peter’s book…

BYNG OF VIMY – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

  This is a biography of the Great War general famous for commanding the Canadian Corps, the victor at Vimy Ridge, being commander of the…

WARTIME GWR – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

The railway regions of the pre-grouping British Rail still proclaim their achievements long after they ceased to officially exist and good for them I say. …

GALLIPOLI – Review by Dr Wayne Osborne

Yes, there are many books about Gallipoli but by that same token there are many books about the Somme Campaign of 1916.  So what?  There…

FROM THE SOMME TO VICTORY – Review by Wayne Osborne

Before I begin this review I feel that I have to admit that I know Peter Simkins.  He was my MA supervisor at Birmingham University…

I ESCAPE! – Review by Wayne Osborne

This book was first published by John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd in 1927 and no prizes for guessing what it is about! This is…

A FRENCH SOLDIER’S WAR DIARY 1914 – 1918 – Review by Wayne Osborne

War Diary

A war diary by a French railwayman; this is a rare bird indeed.  Although Henri Barbusse’s Under Fire and Anthony Clayton’s Paths of Glory spring…

THE HORNS OF THE BEAST – Review by Wayne Osborne

THE HORNS OF THE BEAST

What an interesting and fascinating book.  If the Great War reader wants a change from the Western Front, then this is a book to read.…