Mons, Anzac & Kut by Aubrey Herbert | University of Oxford

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Memoir of service in France with the BEF in 1914, in Gallipoli in 1915, and in Iraq in 1916. Filled with observations on peoples and places; often employed as unofficial liaison officer.

“Much of this business was ghastly to the point of nightmare. I found a hardened old Albanian chaoush and got him to do anything I wanted. Then a lot of other Albanians came up, and I said: “Tunya tyeta.” I had met some of them in Janian…”


London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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