Features

This is the central repository of articles by our authors, including supplementary material for our books. It includes pieces written elsewhere online (which may now require Facebook login) as well as exclusives for this website.

My six-part series on my Saxon Great-Grandfather's war is complete and available here as downloadable PDFs.

My series on Saxon Landsturm infantry battalions is complete and indexed here.

The remainder of my weekly WW1 Saxon articles for Colonel Joe Robinson's WW1 German history group are complete and indexed here.

IR 182 receives an enthusiastic welcome from Black Sea German civilians in Ukraine - 04/1918

Here I present bonus material for my article An 'Argonaut Voyage' into Chaos - Saxon 212. Infanterie-Division in Southern Ukraine, April 1918 - March 1919 in Stand To! Number 132 ('Ukraine special', October 2023).

I may add to this intermittently - please let me know if you would like to see more on this subject!

Program cover for Journey's End at the Esher Theatre

On Thursday November 11th 2021 I had the great pleasure of accompanying my lovely wife Diana to the Esher Theatre, for the most appropriately scheduled premiere of a short run of R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End". Neither of us had been to the theatre in years (and haven't been out much at all since 2019 of course), which added an extra frisson of excitement...

This play has had a special significance for the Lucas family ever since the discovery of our family connection to the battalion, which set my father on the path which led to the writing of The Journey's End Battalion.

Unfortunately my father's article Illusions and Great Disappointments: Major General Mitford and 42nd Division, 1917 (appearing in Stand To! 124, October 2021) was published with the wrong map.

Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments: their Histories, Uniforms & Pickelhauben

A review of Chris Dale's indispensable single-volume guide to the traditions and uniforms of the (pre-war) German infantry regiments and Jäger battalions.

Buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Traditions-Imperial-German-Infantry-Regiments/dp/B08SP2PK2V

Bandsman of Jäger-Bataillon 13 in autumn 1914

This article elaborates on what you can expect to find in each chapter of our new book For King and Kaiser. German-speaking readers can also expect to find much the same content in the original German-language version of this book, Von Armentières nach Langemarck.

This preview is illustrated with some of the many relevant pictures which either arrived too late to be included (the illustrated military historian's perennial frustration) or else were excluded in favour of others.

In some cases, the pictures shown here are directly connected to others which DID make it into print - e.g. by belonging to the same group or album. Therefore even those esteemed few who already own both books (thankyou, we love you all!) have some exclusive material here to enjoy.