Artillery in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns 1916-1918
A slightly inaccurate title as Allenby commanded the Eastern Expeditionary Force for only half of the period covered in the book. Smith covers the campaign with the injection of the Gunners’ contribution alongside that of the infantry and mounted units. It however it is successful in raising the artillery’s profile.
Hardback, 384 pages Published at £30
COMBAT OVER THE TRENCHES: OSWALD WATT, AVIATION PIONEER
This book attempts to establish the true story of Watt’s life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history.’Father of the Flying Corps’ and ‘Father of Australian Aviation’ were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald (“Toby”) Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of the First World War.
Hardback, 312 pages Published at £30
A History of the (Service) Battalion (1st Leeds) The Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)1914-1918
An excellent piece of work. The strength of the book originates from the availability of first hand accounts from surviving members of the “Leeds Pals”. It is a tale of great tragedy, for though the Leeds Pals took part in the final advance to victory, their three years in France had cost them 733 men killed, 1,861 wounded and 776 missing or captured.
Hardback, 320 pages Published at £30
FREEING THE BALTIC 1918-1920
The British Campaign in the Baltic 1918–20 was a part of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The intervention played a key role in enabling the establishment of the independent states of Estonia and Latvia but failed to secure the control of Petrograd by White Russian forces.
During the course of this campaign, coastal motor boats sank one Bolshevik battleship and a cruiser at Kronstadt naval base. Augustus Agar received the Victoria Cross for for the attack on Kronstadt naval base and the sinking the cruiser Oleg.
Hardback, 263 pages Published at £19.99
VICTORIA CROSSES ON THE WESTERN FRONT THIRD YPRES 1917
31st July 1917 – 6th November 1917
A massive addition, with 848 pages, to the the very well regarded ‘Victoria Crosses on the Western Front’ series, It covers the costly and controversial Battle of Passchendaele a campaign that epitomises the tragedy of the Great War. Much more than a book about VC recipients.
Hardback, 848 pages Published at £40
WOODEN HORSE OF GALLIPOLI
The Heroic Saga of SS River Clyde, an Icon of the First World War
The epic story of the failed 25th April V Beach landing from the SS River Clyde.The River Clyde, was beached under the guns of the Turkish defenders, and became a death trap. Three attempts to land made by companies of Munsters, Royal Dublins and Hampshires all ended in costly failure. The book excels in the sheer amount of detail given covering the fighting, through the medium of copious personal experience accounts.
Hardback, 256 pages Published at £25