This is the index for my epic six-part series on my great-grandfather Arno Bierast's life and war service with Kgl. Sächs. 4. Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 48 (FAR 48), the original root of the obsession which eventually blossomed into the body of work highlighted on this site. These articles were all written for Colonel Joe Robinson's WW1 German history group, for which I produced weekly pieces during the UK lockdown. All of these heavily illustrated pieces are 'public', so you will not need to log in to Facebook (or even possess an account!) to read them.

Gefreiter Arno Bierast (kneeling with blanket roll), great-grandfather of Andrew Lucas, about to depart Dresden for the Western Front with replacements for FAR 48 in October 1914

Above: Gefreiter Arno Bierast (kneeling with blanket roll), great-grandfather of Andrew Lucas, about to depart Dresden for the Western Front with replacements for FAR 48 in October 1914.