Gerald Gliddon ,bookseller,publisher turned author published his first book, 'When the Barrage Lifts',in 1987. It is a topographical history of the Battle of the Somme and its publication was greeted with great acclaim and its current updated edition is entitled 'Somme 1916: A Battlefield Companion',.Over the next fifteen years this work was followed by the appearance of eight books of the thirteen volume ' VCs of the First World War' series. This comprehensive and popular series was followed by the 'VCs Handbook:The Western Front 1914- 1918'.
Other books by Gerald Gliddon include 'The Aristocracy and the Great War';'Legacy of the Somme' a bibliography,'Norfolk & Suffolk in the Great War', and joint authorship with Tim Skelton of 'Lutyens and the Great War'.
The Sideshows, the last volume of the thirteen books in VCs of the First World War series ( The History Press) was issued in September 2014.
The complete series priced at £9.99 in paperback is therefore now available and consists of firstly books by Gerald Gliddon:
Arras & Messines 1917
Spring Offensive 1918
Road to Victory 1918
The Final Days 1918
By Stephen Snelling:
The Naval VCs
By Peter F.Batchelor & Christopher Matson:
The Western Front 1915
By Peter F.Batchelor:
The Air VCs
In August 2015 Gerald published For Valour: Canadians and the Victoria Cross in the Great War which is available from Dundurn Publishers in Toronto or from Amazon Books.At the present time Gerald is working on an updated reprint of his classic work: Somme 1916: A Battlefield Companion (The History Press) which will be issued in March 2016.