Dr Martin Purdy talks about chaplains and religion on the Western Front during the Great War.
Book Review: G. Hamilton, McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War (Infinity Publishing, 2015)
Gregory Hamilton’s revealing book examines the Project 100,000 personnel selection policy introduced by Secretary of State of Defense Robert McNamara during the Vietnam War. The programme formally accepted men into the army who were previous ‘disqualified for military service under previous mental [and physical] standards’ by lowering ‘test score[s] and educational standards’ required for service. […]
Michael Nugent talks about his book on the 36th Ulster Division during the German 1918 Spring Offensive, published by Helion.
Book Review – George Lepre, Fragging: Why U.S. Soldiers Assaulted Their Officers in Vietnam (Lubbock, Tx, 2011)
George Lepre’s excellent book is the first academic study into the Vietnam War phenomenon known as ‘fragging’, where US servicemen sought to murder other American soldiers using fragmentation grenades. He estimates there were up to 1,000 attacks that resulted in at least 57 deaths. His publication examines why soldiers perpetrated these crimes and how the […]
Dr Emily Anderson, from Newcastle University, talks about her PhD research into humour in British literature during the Great War.
Emile Coetzee, from North West University in South Africa, talks about L/Cpl L/Cpl Wijnand “Vic” Hamman, who served in South African 2nd Regt during the Great War.
Prof. Peter Stanley, from the University of New South Wales, talks about his latest book on British Territorials in India during the Great War, published by Helion.
Dr Bill Stewart talks about the Canadian Corp’s Operation Delta and how it shaped operations during the 100 Days in 1918.
Phil Sutcliffe talks about his father’s account of being an infantryman during the Great War.
Doctoral student Percy Leung at the University of St Andrews’ talks about his research into the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras during the Great War.