19 April 2015
Dix Noonan Webb's latest auction of Orders, Decorations and Medals kicks off on 12th May. View the catalogue here. There are the usual goodies like lot 450 (above); a group of three to Squadron Sergeant-Major T Lockwell of the 9th Lancers together with a silver salver presented to him by his brother NCOs on leaving the regiment on 4th June 1892. Nice.
11 April 2015
Check out the catalogue for Spink's forthcoming Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria auction on April 23rd. There are some nice items in this auction which will be of particular interest to Life Guards and Royal West Kent Regiment enthusiasts. View the catalogue here.
4 April 2015
This annual event is becoming almost as traditional as the Easter Bunny: 20% off Naval & Military Press titles for all orders placed by 6pm on Monday 20th April 2015. The offer applies to every title stocked by N&M Press, including those that are already discounted.
NOW £116 - down from £145
Trench Maps ‘special sheets' demonstrate that the First World War was not a simple matter of ‘lions led by donkeys', but involved a massive amount of methodical and advanced scientific work – intelligence, aerial photography, photogrammetry, sound-ranging, predicted fire, aeroplanes, tanks, chemical, etc. – in an attempt to reduce casualties and break the deadlock.
This DVD ROM includes over 750 ‘special sheets' with expert commentary, at the 1:5,000, 1:10,000 and 1:20,000 scales from the ‘special sheets' collection held at The National Archives in TNA Class WO 297. The main battles and many smaller ‘actions' are well-represented, with maps showing trench systems developing over time, and the progress of battles – Loos, Somme, Arras, Vimy Ridge, Messines, Third Ypres, Hindenburg Line, Amiens, etc. Trench maps were used as a background for overprinting the specific functional information (e.g. Barrage Maps) of many of the ‘special sheets'. Particularly important overprints show artillery and intelligence functions, notably ‘Barrage Maps' for attacks, and ‘Enemy Order of Battle' and ‘Distribution of Enemy Forces' maps distributed for operations. ‘Hostile Battery Positions' maps show enemy artillery batteries located by flash-spotting, sound-ranging, aerial photography and reconnaissance, etc., and ‘Harassing Fire' maps show artillery targets in the enemy area to be subject to interdiction fire. Price plus VAT of £29 (VAT is applicable to all U.K. & European Union orders).