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First World War Uniforms: Lives, Logistics, and Legacy in British Army Uniform Production, 1914-1918

Catherine Price-Rowe. First World War Uniforms: Lives, Logistics, and Legacy in British Army Uniform Production, 1914-1918. Yorkshire, UK: Pen & Sword Archeology, 2018. Hardcover, 232pp. Review by Peter L. Belmonte All military services have in common a uniform that their members wear. A service member might rarely touch a weapon, but they probably wear a uniform …

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Being there . . . with the heroines of the British Secret Service in World War II

Being there . . . with the heroines of the British Secret Service in World War II Countless Women of Valor, Prowess, and Gallantry Also Fought to the Bitter End Reviewed and Recommended by Don DeNevi By the end of September 1937, when Hitler pivoted his gargantuan armies and assorted armed forces from Poland to …

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Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917: British Offensives from Messines Ridge to Cambrai

Alan Warren. Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917: British Offensives from Messines Ridge to Cambrai. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. Hardcover. Illustrated. 253 pages. Review by Peter L. Belmonte Publisher’s summary: This book offers a fresh, critical history of the 1917 campaign in Flanders. Alan Warren traces the three major battles fought by the British …

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Gordon Frederick Cummins

British soldier Gordon Cummins used German air raids to become a serial killer

The bravery and resilience of most who survived the Luftwaffe attacks during Germany’s World War II Blitz over London is beyond reproach. But let’s face it, some people are a–holes. Gordon Cummins is one of those (Ref.1). For the duration of the Blitz, the city’s populace was forced to shelter in darkness. Blackout curtains were placed …

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