Battalions at War

Battalions at War

ISBN: 9781912174058

Author: John Dillon

Publisher: Helion & Company

Format: Hardback

Price: AUD $42.95
RRP: AUD $56.95

The First World War is history; the last survivors of that conflict are now all dead. Three generations on, public perceptions of the war are formed from books, films and photographs. In the last two decades, revisionist historians have attempted to correct the narrative left to us by the war poets and early diarists; a chronicle of sacrifice, futility and the 'loss of a generation' at the hands of the 'bunglers' and 'butchers'.

Book Title: Battalions at War
Publisher: Helion & Company
Title Release: January 2018
ISBN: 9781912174058
Author: John Dillon
Format: Hardback
About the Author: John Dillon was born in Sheffield in 1945. His father was in the RAF and at one point was based in Rutland where John attended Oakham School for three years; it was here that his love of history was fired by the only teacher whose name he can remember - Major 'Bertie' Bowes. After joining the RAF as an Apprentice, followed by three years as a Cranwell Cadet, he spent some years as a navigator on Vulcan bombers before leaving the service in 1976 for a thirty-year career in computers. Early retirement in 2005 was an opportunity to study for a history degree at Reading; a First was followed by an MA and a PhD. It was during those later years that he was able to research his grandfather's service in the Great War with the York and Lancaster Regiment, and take part in a number of battlefield tours with that great biographer of the British Tommy, Richard Holmes. John and his wife live in Berkshire where retirement allows time for his photography, military history and their recent holidays in Namibia, the Masai Mara and Asia.

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