2018 Battlefield Tours
‘It was in fact pure murder’: John Nash’s ‘Over the Top’
Who was Ivor Gurney’s ‘The Silent One’? The night attack by the 2/5th Glosters on 6-7 April 1917
The most effective chemical attack ever staged: the gas attack at Caporetto, 24th October 1917
Myths of Messines: Four Misconceptions about the 1917 Battle Re-examined
Shirebrook Miners in the Tunnelling Companies
Understanding Chemical Warfare in the First World War
Who dug the Lochnagar Mine? ‘La mine Lochnagar’ en français
Where and how was Edward Brittain killed? The death in action of her brother Edward, in Italy in June 1918, forms the final tragedy of Vera Brittain’s memoir Testament of Youth.
Edward Harrison, who gave his life to protect against poison gas
Yellow Cross: the advent of Mustard Gas in 1917
Yellow Cross: Measures to protect against Mustard Gas
My article in The Guardian on the centenary of the first gas attacks
Anon. no longer: the author of ‘Man-at-Arms’ revealed
Understanding the 1914 Christmas Truce
Infiltration by Close Order: André Laffargue and the Attack of 9 May 1915
English Heritage Guest Curator for the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, 2014. Photos by the designers Northover & Brown.
A Rifleman at Waterloo: my ancestor who served with the 95th.
Where did Vera Brittain serve in France during the First World War?
Buy Underground Warfare 1914-1918 at a reduced price
A piece by Theo Emery about our visit to Belgium
Famous Verdun photographs which are not what they seem
The First Gas Attacks, a Century On
When chemical weapons were first dropped from the air, North Russia 1919
Link: Virtual Tour of Trenches and Tunnels excavated at La Boisselle, Somme, France
Video: Born Fighters: who were the Tunnellers? Paper to the conference ‘The Great War Underground’ held at the National Army Museum on 2 November 2013.
Why the poet Isaac Rosenberg is not shown in First World War archive footage
The story behind a painting: ‘A German Attack on a Wet Morning’ by Harold Sandys Williamson
A thoughtful article by Theo Emery after our visit to Ypres on 21-22 April 2015.
‘We were simply blown to pieces’. An eyewitness account of the stand by Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at Bellewaerde, 8th May 1915.
Col di Lana: the First World War in the Dolomite mountains
The Italian Front in the First World War at Asiago: Monte Zovetto and Magnaboschi
The Italian Front in the First World War at Monte San Michele
The Italian Front in the First World War at Asiago: Granezza and Barenthal Road
The Italian Front in the First World War at Redipuglia and Monte Sei Busi
Trenches and Memorials from the First World War around Caporetto