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.

Since the publication of Fighting the Kaiser's War we have inevitably discovered some errors. We were also frequently obliged to write more concisely than we would have liked due to pressure of space.

NB: This list of addenda and corrigenda applies primarily to the original 2015 hardback edition. Nearly all of the corrections and some of the additional information has been incorporated into the 2022 paperback edition (so far as the available space permitted). The list here will be updated irregularly as and when we feel the need to correct or expand on points in the book.

This is a snapshot of the final peacetime dispositions of the Kgl. Sächs. Armee which I drew up for Fighting the Kaiser's War.

A review of the latest German-language publication from the Arbeitskreis Sächsische Militärgeschichte e.V. Dresden. This is the vivid and frank diary of a staff officer serving with 53.RD / XXVII.RK at the 1st and 2nd Battles of Ypres.

My father Michael Lucas was the first published military historian in the family. His first book The Journey's End Battalion: The 9th East Surrey in the Great War - a through history of the 9th Battalion / East Surrey Regiment in WW1 - came out in 2012. Its title alludes to the most famous member of this unit, the playwright and screenwriter R.C. Sherriff - best-known as the author of Journey's End, widely acclaimed as the greatest theatrical work to emerge from the Great War. The play has been adapted for cinema several times, including in a German version (Die Andere Seite) prior to WW2, and an outstanding English remake earlier this year.

In this article my father revisits the book and supplies amendments and additions based on the additional information that has come to light since it was published.

These lectures were written by Andrew Lucas to accompany the launch of Fighting the Kaiser's War at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 on 25th-26th April 2015. Each lecture was intended to be delivered on the appropriate day as part of the living history display. Unfortunately due to scheduling problems they had to be shelved.