We are honoured to announce the release of the third volume by my father Michael Lucas. Building on years of research that began with our family connection to the 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, his new book The Real 'General Mitford' looks at their original brigade commander. This handsome self-published 202-page softback follows Major General Bertram Reveley Mitford through many years of struggle against fanatical Sudanese Dervishes, wily Boer commandos, the industrialised military might of Germany and - of course - the unforgiving internal politics of the British General Staff.

Like our friend Generalmajor Kaden, Mitford ultimately fell foul of the disfavour of higher command. The author carefully explores Mitford's professional relationships with the (often far better-known) personalities and institutions involved, and throws much light on the place of the brigade and divisional commander within the BEF. On the way we gain fascinating and detailed insight into the formations Mitford commanded and their numerous engagements, culminating in the hellish Third Battle of Ypres (where he led the territorial 42nd Division against Württemberg 27. Infanterie-Division).

The Real 'General Mitford' can be purchased now direct from the author for £13 + £3 for 2nd class P&P within the UK - please contact us to order your copy today!