Friday 22 November 2019

Leicester Tiger at the Front

Don't Be Late in the Morning

David Adcock, grows up in the Leicestershire village of Syston. Popular and respected by his friends, they later become his pals on The Western Front where, as a fighting Leicester Tiger, he experiences one of the most catastrophic and overlooked battles of the First World War.
His childhood sweetheart, Emily Jane Wade, is the only girl in a family of five children who is sent to live with a cruel aunt and uncle following her mother’s death. After the outbreak of war her role in society changes and scandal shrouds her relationship with David.
Don't Be Late in the Morning is written from original, unpublished letters and diaries, filling a lacuna in British Great War fiction.
Available now from Amazon or Goldcrest publishing.

Thursday 14 February 2019

A Second Christmas Truce? Fact or Fabrication?

The well-known Christmas Truce of 1914 is often considered a unique anomaly within the violence of The Great War. The popular version of the event suggests that the Truce was universal across the trenches and was an effort by the soldiers to prevent continuation of the war.

Christmas 1914 might not have been the only documented suspension of hostilities during the First World War. Another cessation followed in December 1915 but is far less known, mostly because any form of fraternisation was strongly discouraged by the military authorities on both sides.

This book examines and reflects upon what happened on the Western Front in December 1915.

You can get your copy of this fascinating book here