Author: Lt Col R.M. Johnson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
The 29th Division (“The Incomparable 29th”) was formed between January and March 1915 and took part in the Gallipoli campaign from the landings in April 1915 till evacuated in January 1916, and then went to the Western Front where it remained for the rest of the war. In all it won twenty-three VCs, the highest number awarded to any division, one of them to Capt Walford of the divisional artillery. This record originated in the Honours Book kept by 29th Division’s GOC, Maj-Gen de Lisle (June 1915 - March 1918), and continued by his successor, Maj-Gen D.S Cayley. The original intention had been to provide the recipients of honours with some record of the deeds for which they had been awarded. The Honours Book, however, did not include the text of the recommendations, obviously impracticable on active service, but the task was undertaken, as far as the divisional artillery was concerned, after the division had settled in Germany as part of the Army of Occupation. Then it was decided to improve on the original idea and include a short history of the doings of the divisional artillery, a list of casualties, and a record of officers’ services. Part I contains the list of honours to officers and men, grouped separately and arranged in alphabetical order with citations, followed by the same list (less citations) arranged according to units, in chronological order. Part II is the list of all those who were killed, wounded or missing, arranged in alphabetical order, officers and other ranks grouped separately. Details include the battery, date and nature of casualty. Part III contains the record of services of all officers who served in the divisional artillery between the Gallipoli Landing (25th April 1915) and the Armistice. The names are arranged alphabetically. Part IV is the short history (75 pages) of the divisional artillery, what it did from mobilization to the occupation of the Rhineland in March 1919. This history includes a table showing the artillery organization at Cape Helles on 23rd August 1915 and the divisional artillery staff and commanders at the evacuation. The narrative itself is in diary form, based on the War Diaries, and concludes with copies of some of the congratulatory messages received by the divisional artillery.
Author: Dale Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field. This book describes all major variants, from the 60-pdr guns of the heavy field batteries, perched somewhat uncomfortably on the cusp between field artillery and siege artillery, to the 2.75in. guns of the mountain batteries, almost toy-like in comparison. Between these two extremes lay the bulk of the artillery of the Field Army: the 13-pdr guns of the Royal Horse Artillery, and the 18-pdr guns and 4.5in. howitzers of the Royal Field Artillery batteries.
Author: Fred R. Van Hartesveldt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Provides a guide to the literature on the Dardanelles Campaign, including the Gallipoli invasion.
Author: Arthur S. White
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
This is one of the most valuable books in the armoury of the serious student of British Military history. It is a new and revised edition of Arthur White’s much sought-after bibliography of regimental, battalion and other histories of all regiments and Corps that have ever existed in the British Army. This new edition includes an enlarged addendum to that given in the 1988 reprint. It is, quite simply, indispensible.
Author: Gerald Gliddon
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
The Battle of the Somme is widely regarded as one of the bloodiest and most controversial land battles ever fought. The first British troops went over the top on 1 July 1916 and by the day's end some 19,000 had been killed in the greatest one-day loss the British Army has ever known. This notoriety has ensured that the Somme and its many fallen warriors live on in countless books, plays and films. Documentary sources about the Somme abound and there is a voracious appetite among the book-buying public for more. Legacy of the Somme 1916 is a unique bibliographical and media guide to the battle, setting on record - in as comprehensive a listing as is possible - much of what has been written, filmed or sound-recorded in the English language between 1916 and 1995. This detailed listing includes official, unofficial and unit histories of the British and Commonwealth armies; biographies, autobiographies and memoirs; literature, drama and media; archives, tanks and war graves registers. Short commentaries accompany each entry and a detailed index enables accurate cross-referencing of subjects. First and foremost this is a unique work of reference which will appeal to all with an interest in the First World War. It will aid historians, researchers and enthusiasts to track down the vast amount of information available on the battle, and will also prove valuable to libraries, museums and the book trade.
Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.
Author: Harold Skaarup
Whiz-Bangs and Woolly Bears is a story about a soldier of the Great War and his experiences as an artillery gunner in France. I used to listen carefully to his stories while we worked on his farm in Carleton County, New Brunswick. He had kept a diary during the war, and I later had a chance to look at it. The short entries did not begin to describe the horrors of the Western Front in 1917 and 1918. As I grew older, I began to write him to ask about the details. He responded to questions about major battles in this example: "Passchendaele was just one glorious mudhole. We were there 42 days. Kept 24 men on the guns and lost 42 in the time, an average of one a day." This is the essence of what Whiz Bangs and Woolly Bears is about. It is a running discourse between a grandfather, Walter Ray Estabrooks and his grandson Hal Skaarup, now in the army as well. Although the story is essentially about Walter Estabrooks, his experiences during the Great War, it is also about the fact that he lived to tell the tale. So many did not.
Author: J. Macartney-Filgate
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
The History of the 33rd Divisional Artillery, in the War, 1914-1918 is an account of the Britishdivision during World War I, which saw action on the Western Front.