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4.8 out of 5 stars

on 26 April 2017
A very interesting book with some unique photos, which I'd not seen before.
A must for a WW1 enthusiast looking for something more avantgarde.
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on 11 September 2006
I honestly believe that this really is one book that anyone with the even the slightest interest in the Great War will appreciate, as it is includes one of the best collections of war photographs I have seen in many years.

This splendid publication tells the story, through these rare and previously unpublished pictures, of the 1/5th Battalion of the York and Lancashire Regiment (a Territorial Army unit), from the time of its mobilisation in August 1914, through to the battalion seeing action in the trenches of the Ypres Salient .

The photographer responsible for this remarkable collection was a junior officer from Sheffield, who whilst serving with the regiment during those early war years, took his camera just about everywhere with him. Thanks to his forethought in those troubled times, his legacy now provides us with a unique record of the brave "weekend soldiers" from South Yorkshire, when they were called upon to "plug the gaps" in the Regular Army, as it was experiencing severe manpower shortages due to the high degree of casualties, following four months of hard fighting.

Although this particular volume will be of special interest to family and local history researchers from the South Yorkshire area, I am sure it will also appeal to a wider range of readers too. Battlefield guides, militaria collectors and wargamers, together with students of military and photographic history plus many more, will find it interesting and an excellent source for future reference.
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on 8 June 2009
This book is amazing. It gives a great insight into how our soldiers lived in the trenches in first world war. The photographs are brilliant.
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on 1 September 2015
visited the grave of the photo taker in ypres, Harry Colver, the photos in this book are fantastic, and may Harry rest in peace.
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on 21 December 2014
very immotive
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