This series of blogs [being added to regularly] will introduce you to online research resources with examples of what is available on various websites.

This series of blogs will focus on pointing you at books and/or articles, usually contemporary, which have caught my attention.


This series of blogs [4] examines the influences, since the end of the First World War, that have led to the current widely held national perception of the war; that of incompetence and futility.

This series of blogs [5] outlines Great Britain’s slide from 'Splendid Isolation' through 'Continental Engagement' and on to War.

This is the first of a series of blogs [10] that will examine the evolution of British Aviation during WW1.

The focus of this series of blogs [5] is the impact of Trenchard's policy of the 'relentless and incessant offensive' on the RFC/RAF's development.

This narrative [24 posts] focuses on British tactical photographic interpretation and aerial photograph usage during WW1 and will seek to place it in the context of its wider intelligence application.

General Sir Douglas Haig along with all elements of the BEF were forced through a steep and uneven learning curve.  Harsh lessons had to be learnt, tactics had to be changed, command principles had to be adapted, new technologies had to be embraced, and a new army had to be constituted all through the immediacy of war.

The BEF’s preparations for and conduct of thedefensive battles during the spring of 1918
This series of blogs [11] focuses on the BEF's defensive preparations prior to the German 1918 spring offensives.
This series of Blogs, a result of a holiday in the Vosges Mountains in August 2011, will explore the conflict in the area during 1915. Based mostly on French texts it is my attempt to introduce the forgotten front to an English audience. For ease of reference this series of blogs can be filtered on the following tags: The Hartmannswillerkopf, Munster, and the Linge.

What follows is a translation of part of the 19th Royal Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment’s unit history found on the ‘Commune de Breitenbach’ website; whilst not a perfect translation it has served to help my research into the conflict in the Vosges during 1915.