American Expeditionary Force – France 1917-1918

When the United States entered the war in April 1917 the belligerents were approaching exhaustion. It had been hoped by the Generals in both … [Read more...]





Messines Ridge – Messines – Wystchaete – St Eloi

The battle for the possession of the villages of Messines Ridge, Messines, Wytchaete, St. Eloi, took place in 1914-17, and the final battle for … [Read more...]





Major & Mrs Holt’s Pocket Battlefield Guide to the Somme 1916/1918

The Somme is the epicentre for most people in the study of the First World War from a UK and Commonwealth perspective. Today the landscape and … [Read more...]





The Last Prussian – A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt

Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western … [Read more...]





Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient

This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the … [Read more...]





Trench Art – Second Edition

Engraved shell-cases, bullet-crucifixes, letter openers and cigarette lighters made of shrapnel and cartridges, miniature aeroplanes and tanks, … [Read more...]





Horsemen in No Man’s Land – British Cavalry and Trench Warfare 1914-1918

Of what use were the British cavalry during the years of trench warfare on the Western Front? On a static battlefield dominated by the weapons of … [Read more...]





Restoration signs

Old road signs in the Yorkshire Dales are being given a wash and brush up. Some of the signs date back to the 1950s and are in need of some tender … [Read more...]





Rev. Thomas Woodrow house in Carlisle

A simple blue plaque screwed to the outside of 83 Warwick Road , Carlisle, Cumbria  is all that indicates the connection of this building and an … [Read more...]