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Articles by 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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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

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.…