Latest post: C R M F Cruttwell (1887–1941) – Oxford historian. Participant and chronicler of the Great War by Philip Dutton

Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Crutwell was an Oxford historian and academic. During the war, he served in Belgium and France until he was declared unfit for general service, and recommended for light duties at home. After the war, he returned to academic life and published a number of books, most notably 'A History of the Great War 1914-1918?. This post offers an introduction to Cruttwell and his work. In the cold spring of 1915, not long after the arrival of the men of 1/4th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment in France[1], their presence in that country was, somewhat surprisingly (at least to English ears), aggressively questioned by a local... read more