The Don
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Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Birthday: 3 Jun


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The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Player&hellip by Stephen Cooper
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reminder, 22 April 2013
Ste Cooper's book, which stemmed from his observation that the Great War Memorial at his rugby club, Rosslyn Park FC, had gone missing, is a welcome pointer to the contribution made by the sportsmen of Great Britain and Ireland in that war. He paints across a broad canvas of the services and the conflict zones, all his protagonists having in common membership of "Park"and losing their lives in the struggle . For many years, he presided over the thriving Junior and Mini- Rugby section of that great and forward-thinking club where on a Sunday morning, there are over 800 youngsters wearing the same red and white hoops as did the subjects of his essays. Each household involved should… Read more
Retreat and Rearguard 1914: The BEF's Actions from&hellip by Jerry Murland
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Whilst we await shedloads of books on the Great War in the centenary years ahead, there are still some recent publications which are worthy of note. The diligently researched TITLE “does what it says on the tin” and provides a description of many of the smaller actions of BEF in the Mons to the Marne retreat of Aug- Sept 1914. Whilst the well-documented set pieces of Mons and Le Cateau receive adequate treatment in a readable publication which draws heavily on participants’ diaries, there are well deserved detailed accounts of the actions at Audregnies and Etreux which saw the sacrifice of battalions of the Cheshire and the Munsters. The author would appear to have no axes to grind in… Read more