Winter 2014 Review, WW1 Centenary Edition – is out now

The Review - WW1 Centenary Edition
This month sees the distribution to members of a special WW1 Centenary Edition of The Review.  This special bumper edition is 88 pages long, more than twice the normal length of The Review, and contains a range of articles marking the contribution that Guernsey made to World War I.

The first half of this issue focuses on the actions of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, inspired by the Battlefield Tour organised by the Society in September 2013. In addition to summarising the major actions of the RGLI, there are articles contributed by members of the tour about their relatives who took part.

It also contains accounts of Guernseymen who made a contribution to the war in a wide range of other ways, including two of our founders: Sir Donald Banks’ account of the Somme, and Air Commodore Brock’s account of his experience in the Royal Flying Corps. There are also articles on Major Weir Williams who fought in Gallipoli, and Lieut Ralph Durand, the Priaulx Librarian who started the war with the Royal Fusiliers and finished it working for MI5 in Italy.

If you would like to find out more about the RGLI, we can recommend Liz Walton’s new book on the subject, published by the Guernsey Museum to mark the centenary, a review of which is included – and if you are interested in joining our next Battlefield tour, there is an account of the 2013 experience by David Le Conte – and details of how to register for the next tour in September 2015.

This special edition is available for sale to non-members for £10 excluding postage & packing, or you could join the Society for £12 and get a copy for free!

UPDATE: Now also available in all good Guernsey bookshops.

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