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       Tommy, p.83

           Richard Holmes
 

  Disenchantment 277–8

  Montauban Ridge 41, 628, 629

  Montbrehain 447

  Montgomery, Field Marshal Bernard 55, 122, 170, 505

  Montreuil-sur-Mer 21, 39, 194, 226

  Moon, L/Cpl William 566

  Moran, Lord 89, 425, 470, 476, 565, 581

  Morlancourt 630

  Morland, Lt Gen. Sir Thomas 226

  Morning Post 145, 259, 510, 605

  Moroccan crisis 26

  mortarmen 370–71

  mortars

  2–inch spigol 369

  3–inch 369

  3.7–inch medium 369

  4–inch medium 369, 422

  9.45–inch heavy 369

  81–mm 369

  Minenwerfers (‘minnies’) 369

  Stokes 369–70, 422, 425

  trench 369, 370

  Moss, Pte Alfred 484

  Moss, Pte Arthur 559

  Mottram, Capt. Ralph H. 89, 238

  Spanish Farm trilogy 530

  Mount Spearmint 344

  Mouquet Farm, Somme 494

  Mudlark, The 607

  Müller, Lt 430

  Munitions Inventions Department 387

  Munsey, 2nd Lt W. F. 58

  Munster Alley 24

  Murphy, RSM 356

  Murray, Lt Gen. Sir Archibald 190

  music halls 602

  musketry 380

  Brown Bess 365

  Musketry Regulations 378

  mustard gas 423–4, 430

  Nash, 2nd Lt Thomas 592

  National Army Museum, Chelsea, London 438

  National Service League 107, 130

  National Volunteers (Ireland) 153

  Néry 438

  Neuve Chapelle, battle of (1915) 34, 35 41, 216, 366, 404, 405, 524

  Neuve Chapelle sector 68

  Neuville, Alphonse Marie de: Le Bourget 22

  Neuvilly 582

  Neville, Captain Billie 254–5, 258–9, 545

  New Army xxii, 48, 57, 75, 83, 87, 88, 89, 106, 112

  commissions 140–45, 146, 148

  conditions 158–60

  division commands 196

  ‘First New Aimy’ (Ki) 138, 139

  four more New Armies formed 139

  inexperience of 37, 39

  Irish recruits 152–6

  ‘Kitchener’s Armies’ 137

  and local authorities 82, 137–8

  moustache regulations 368

  national pride 529

  raising and training 140

  recruitment 138–9, 156–7

  Welsh Division 149–51

  New Guinea 14

  New Zealand 13

  Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme 269

  Newfoundlanders 13

  Neivnes Summer Annual 259

  Newton, Capt. 369

  Newton, Corporal 19

  Nicholson, Col. Walter 135–6, 137, 181, 186–7, 221, 227–31, 234, 330, 334, 337. 354–5. 302, 442, 446–7, 521, 570, 602, 611

  Nicholson, William 109

  Nickalls, Brig. Gen. 212

  Nieuport 60

  Nissen, Lt Col Peter 336

  Nissen huts 336–7, 349, 355, 478

  Nivelle, Gen. Robert 49, 50, 52

  Nivelle offensive (1917) 30, 52

  No Man’s Land xv, 3, 11, 46, 85, 266, 269–71, 286, 289, 302, 311, 313, 314. 329. 370. 384, 413. 427. 458, 464. 543, 544. 546. 547. 551. 575

  Noel, Revd Conrad 511

  Norfolk Committee 125

  North Sea 33, 246

  North-West Europe 212

  North-West Frontier 80, 622

  Northampton Farm 16

  Northcott, Father Hubert 507

  Nortlenlinghem 351

  Norton Griffiths, Lt Col. John, 457

  Noyon 30

  Noyon salient 33

  nurses 481, 482, 598

  observation balloons 372, 373, 374, 531

  O’Connor, Gen. Sir Richard 207

  Official History (British) 383, 386, 440

  Offside Leader, The (poem) 609-10

  Ogle, Capt. Harry 157, 253, 267, 270, 296, 301–2, 305–7, 319, 352–3, 360, 403, 458, 475, 482, 557–8, 567, 591–2, 600, 616

  Oh What a Lovely War (film) xxii

  Oise River 49, 66, 592

  Okinawa 14

  Old Army 31, 75, 77–9, 86–90, 102, 198–9, 200, 358, 366, 378, 379, 420

  Oliver, Sgt 19

  Omdurman, battle of (1898) xx

  Operation Georgette 68

  Ordnance Survey, Southampton 454

  Ornes 24

  Ors 72

  Osborne, J. B. 76

  Osburn, Col. Arthur 98, 197, 239, 264, 400–401, 474, 509, 587, 596–7, 598–9

  Ostend 49, 56

  Oswald, Maj. K. A. 199

  Ovillers 46

  Owen, Lt Wilfred Edward Salter xvii, 72, 346

  Owens, Capt. Henry 162, 466–7

  Oxford 531, 611

  Oxford University 357, 619

  padres 476, 503–27, 568

  Paissy 264

  Pakenham, Maj. Hon. Bingo 309–10

  Palestine 448

  Paris 53, 68, 597

  British embassy 32

  proximity of the front to 30

  ‘red belt’ around 30

  Schlieffen’s proposals 28

  Paris Plage 348

  Parisians 52

  Parker, Lt Ernest 172, 179–80, 331–2, 348, 353– 460, 473, 553, 589, 590–91, 616–17

  Parker, Corporal Matty 332

  Parkin, Private 493

  Parliament Act (1911) 102

  Parliamentary Recruiting Committee 139

  Partridge, Eric 495

  Passchendaele xviii, 54, 604

  battle of (1917) seeYpres, third battle of

  Passchendaele Ridge 60, 62

  paternalism 577–8

  Paterson, Lt Col 443

  patriotism 528, 529–30, 603

  Patterson, 2nd Ltjohn 566

  Patterson, Pte Jackie 449

  Peace, Charley 496

  Pearce, Lt 258

  Pearson, Private 119

  Peel Trench 24

  Pennycuik, Brig. Gen. James 162

  ‘Peoples’ Budget’ (1906) 102

  Pereira, Brig. Gen. George 204, 212, 222

  Peronne 21, 22, 51

  Perry, Maj. ‘Long’ 229

  Pershing, Gen. John J. 68

  Petain, Marshal Philippe 52, 53, 54, 67

  Peterloo Massacre (1819) 127

  Peters, Col. 378

  Petersburg, Virginia 246

  Petit Bois mine 464, 465

  Petrie, Maj. P. C. 134

  Peule 21

  Peyton, Maj. Gen. W.G. 220

  PH (Phenate-Hexamine) Helmet 421

  Philby, Pte, Ernest 46

  Philby, Pte Henry 46

  Philip II, King of Spain 21

  Phillips, Maj. Gen. Ivor 217–18, 222

  Phillpotts, Brig. Gen. L.M. 47

  Picardy 16, 19, 228, 249, 286

  Piggott, Capt. Clive 308

  Pike, Lt Col. Eben 78

  Pilcher, Maj. Gen. 230

  Pilckem Ridge 275

  Pilkington, Sir Thomas 143–4

  ‘Pimple’ depot, Le Havre 341–2

  Pinney, Maj. Gen. Reginald 178, 329

  Pitman, Colonel 161

  Ploegsteert 533, 545

  Ploegsteert Wood, (Ypres) 247, 494

  Plum and Apple (1st Division’s newspaper) 439

  Plumer, Gen. Sir Herbert 35, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 209, 215, 232, 236, 458, 460, 496, 510, 567

  Plummer, L/Cpl 353

  Plumstead, Private 602–3

  Plunkett, Lt Col. Freddy 206

  Poelcappelle, battle of (1917) 60

  poetry 609–10, 631

  Poincare, President 24

  Pollard, Capt. Alfred 622

  Fire Eater 622

  Pollard, Pte 84

  Polygon Wood 59, 403

  Pont de Nieppe 591

  P
ontavert 165

  Poole, 2nd Lt Eric 566–7

  Pope and Bradley (Bond Street outfitters) xxvi

  Poperinghe 4, 525, 567, 591, 592, 599

  Portuguese division 68

  Portuguese embassy 113

  Potijze/Potyze Chateau, (Ypres) 307, 512

  Pozieres 43, 45, 71, 180

  Pozieres Mill site 43

  Prescott, John 212

  Priestley, Lt J. B. xvii, xxv, 96–7, 159–60, 238, 541, 621–2

  Prioleau, Lt Col R. U. H. 58

  Prior, Robin xxii, 42, 441

  prostitution 117, 118, 483–4, 596, 597

  Prussians 543

  Psichari, Ernest 27

  Pullen, Ted 157

  Pulteney, Lt Gen. Sir William 216–17, 496

  Pumphrey, Capt. 332 Punch 126, 239, 258

  Punjab Open polo tournament 114

  Purfleet Demobilisation Camp 620

  Puymarais, Col. de 21

  Pytchley Hunt 161

  Quebec 105

  Queen Alexandra Field Force Fund 325–6

  Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Services 481

  Queen Charlotte (flagship) 114

  Quetta 31, 355

  Quilter, Maj. Sir Cuthbert, 128

  ‘Race to the Sea’ 32–3

  Railton, Revd. David 524

  Railway Transport Officers (RTOs) 339–40

  railways 339–40, 452, 479–80

  Rain brothers 156–7, 549

  Ransomes of Ipswich 369

  rationing 98

  Ravensworth, Earl of 128

  Rawcliffe, Lt 84

  Rawlinson, Gen. Sir Henry 171, 209, 496

  and the 3rd Army 36

  Allied counterattack (8 August 1918) 70

  battle of the Somme 4, 39, 40, 41, 194, 227, 442

  champions night attack 407

  French considers sacking him 216

  and Loos 267

  and tanks 44

  and third Ypres 56, 188–9

  restructured 4th Army 69, 188, 431

  sacking of Butler 221–2

  Sassoon on 211

  Raybould, Private 601

  Read, Capt. Herbert 598

  Red Cross 254, 341, 482

  Redmond, John 152, 153, 155

  Redmond, Maj. Willie, 155

  Reeve, Pte H. 348

  Reith, Ltjohn 131, 257–8, 266–7, 323–4, 331, 350–51, 520–21, 603, 611, 624

  Reitz, Lt Col. Denys 76

  religion 503–27

  Remarque, Erich Maria: All Quiet on the Western Front xix

  Remembrance Day 628, 629–30

  Rennie, Maj. Gen. Tom 212

  Repington, Lt Col Charles 35, 200

  Reunion t 446

  revolvers, Webley 366

  Rheims 36, 190

  Rhineland territory 617–18

  Ribbans, Gunner 70, 434

  Ribecourt 443

  Richards, Pte Frank 19–20, 106, 108, 115–19, 178, 288–9, 295–6, 320, 330, 337–8, 464, 494–5, 507–8, 551–2, 580, 583, 593, 595, 596, 613, 614

  Richardson, Lt 288–9

  Rickman, Lt Col A. W. 84, 366

  rifles 377–81

  Ariska 380

  breech-loading Snider 126

  cavalry 436

  dummy 379

  Lee-Enfield 130, 216

  Long Lee-Enfield 377, 380

  muzzle-loading Enfield 126

  Ross 216, 380

  Short Lee-Enfield (SMLEs) 9, 106, 130, 365, 377, 380, 381

  Riley, Capt. H. D. 82, 85

  Rimington, Maj. Gen. M. F. 121

  Ripon 84

  Rivers, Dr William Hales 485

  Robbins (OsbertSitwell’s servant) 124

  Roberston, CSM 147

  Roberts, Capt. F. J. 606

  Roberts, Field Marshal Lord 106, 229

  Robertson, Pte K. A. 605–6

  Robertson, Major General Philip 230, 6i 1

  Robertson, Field Marshal Sir William 38, 43, 19, 67, 121–2, 171, 190, 193, 212–13

  Robinson, Corporal Buggy 284, 288, 289, 317

  Robson, Pte 366

  Roclincourt 349

  Rodin, Pierre-Auguste: La Defense 24

  Roe, Lt F. P. 140–41, 172, 246, 248, 249–50, 252, 255–6, 270, 286, 296, 302–5, 313, 314, 317–18, 320, 325, 351–354, 422, 453–4, 462–3, 480, 484, 559, 585, 624

  Rogerson, Capt. Sidney 165, 254, 262, 277, 278–9, 281–3, 285, 287–92, 307, 327, 330, 357, 474–5, 493, 498, 527, 535–6, 538, 570, 576 588–9, 590, 597

  Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholics 504, 506, 508, 509, 512–15, 519

  Romani, battle of (1916) 194

  Romania 48

  Rome, Lt Col Leslie 446

  Rorie, Col. David 478

  Ross, Capt. 362

  Ross, Capt. ‘Potty’ 560

  Roubaix 206

  Rouen 62, 191, 238, 325, 336, 337, 338, 343, 380, 484, 494, 596, 600

  Rouen cathedral 20

  Roulers 49, 54, 56, 60

  Roupell, Brig. George 366

  Roussillon Barracks, Chichester 105

  Royal Army Medical College, Millbank, London 466, 507

  Royal Commission on the South African War (1903) 106

  Royal Guernsey Militia 153

  Royal Irish Constabulary 622

  Royal Marines 116–17

  Royal Military Academy, Woolwich 122, 137, 202–3, 245

  Royal Military College, Sandhurst 120, 122, 123, 137, 202–3, 207, 216, 288, 455. 496

  Royal Naval Division 513, 566

  Royal Navy

  continued naval blockade 65, 69

  loses arguments in Committee of Imperial Defence 26

  war plan 26

  warship-building programme 26

  Rubinstein, Capt. R. F. (‘Fibulous’) 606

  Rugby school 141, 630

  Ruggles-Brise, Maj. Gen. H. G. 192

  rum ration 329–32

  Rumbold, L/Cpl 262

  Ruilly 444

  Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria 22, 55

  Russell, G. W. E. 627

  Russia

  Brusilov Offensive 44

  departure from the war 65

  growing war-weariness in 50

  military accord with France (1892) 25–6, 27

  military dead in WWII 14

  mobilisation after assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 28

  and passive defence strategy 36

  Russian army 25–6, 55

  Russian labourers 23

  Russo-Japanese War (1904–5) 27, 246, 266, 395

  Ryecroft, Maj. Gen. 222

  Sailly la Bourse 494

  Sailly-au-Bois 477

  Sailly-sur-la-Lys 196

  Sains 21

  St Barnabas Church, Ranmore, Surrey 626

  St Denis, SS (hospital ship) 479

  St John’s church, Valetta, Malta 20

  St-Julien 275

  St Machar’s Cathedral, Old Aberdeen 507

  St-Nazaire 479

  Salamanca, battle of (1812) 105

  Salisbury Plain 80

  Salonika xix, 220

  Salvation Army 341, 509

  Sambre Canal 72

  Sambrook, Sapper Arthur 323

  sandbags 303–5, 461

  Sandy Times 607

  Sankey, Capt. 582

  Santerre 72

  Santerre Plateau 67

  Sarajevo 28

  Sassoon, Lt Siegfried xvii, xxiv, 211, 290–91 314, 359–60, 485, 508, 538, 584, 585, 588

  The Redeemer 532

  Sauchy-Cauchy 21

  Saulcourt 236

  Sausmarez, Maj. Christopher de 77

  Saxony, Saxons 543, 544, 553

  Scarpe River 21

  Schlieffen, Gen. Count Alfred von 27

  Schlieffen Plan 28

  Schwaben, Redoubt 46

  Scotland, RSM Peter 148

  Scott, Canon 516

  Scott, CSM 281, 330, 357, 538

  Scott, W. R. 356

>   Scottish Women’s Hospital 468

  Scottish Wood 304

  Second World War 89, 120, 358, 624

  Allied generals housed in chateaux 170

  artillery 397

  compared with WW1 xvii, xx, 14, 138, 191, 212

  London Blitz 163

  military secretary’s department records destroyed 192

  strategic bombing on Germany 69

  tanks’ involvement 375, 434

  two-man foxholes 246

  Sedgemoor, battle of (1684) 113

  Seely, Maj. Gen. Jack 32

  Segrave, Lt Col Eric 92

  Seine River 337

  Sellors, Revdjohn 5x7–18

  Senghenydd mining disaster (1913) 95

  Senlis, Picardy 228

  Serbia, Serbs 28, 36

  Serre 40, 46, 84, 85

  Sha-ho, battle of (1904) 395

  Shapton, CSM Sam 627

  Sharpe, L/Cpl William 66

  Sharpe, Sgt Maj. 437

  Sharpies, Col. 83, 84

  Sheffield 85, 158

  Sheffield, Gary 180

  Leadership in the Trenches xxii

  shell shock 484–5, 566, 567

  shells 401–3, 405, 408, 411, 414, 415

  gas 422–3

  nicknames 497–8

  Shephard, 2nd Lt Ernest 90–91, 259–60, 276, 310, 331, 357, 402, 418–19, 457, 573–4, 580 586, 590, 627

  Sherriff, Lt R. C. xix, 144

  She’s The Most Distressful Country (Irish rebel air) 155

  Short, Corporal Jesse 348

  Shotter, William xxv shrapnel 399–401, 401, 409, 414

  Shrapnel, Lt Gen. Sir Henry, 399

  sieges 245, 246, 369, 456

  Simkins, Peter xxii, 181

  Simons, Lt Col 219–20

  Simpson, Andy 210

  Sinai 194

  Sinn Fein 152

  Sitwell, Sir George xxv, 121, 123

  Sitwell, Sir Osbert xxv, 104, 121, 123–4

  Sixteen Poplars 46

  Skett, 2nd Lt 284, 285

  Skindles restaurant, Poperinghe 592

  Skinner, CSMJ. 586

  Sladen, Brig. Gen. 234

  Sloggett, Surgeon Gen. Sir Arthur 468

  Small Arms School, Hythe 390

  Smeddle, Capt. Henry 431–2

  Smith, Maj. Arthur 226, 241, 280, 471, 496 550

  Smith, Bishop J. Taylor 509

  Smith Pte Jimmy 299

  Smith, Percy 92–3

  Smith, Vic 93

  Smith-Dorrien, Sir Horace 33, 35, 172, 209, 214–15, 216

  smoke helmet 421

  Smuts, Field Marshal Jan 215

  Snailham, Pte 379

  Snelling, Capt. Percy 436

  Snow, Lt Gen. Sir Thomas 231

  Soldier’s Pocket Book xv

  Somerset House, London 147

  Somme, battle of the (1916) xviii, 5, 6, 11. 30. 34, 39–48 70, 89, 92, 145, 151, 165, 172, 176, 182, 194, 205, 208, 213, 214, 220, 227, 230, 242, 262, 274, 278, 280, 281, 291, 298, 345, 349, 36l, 390, 404, 406, 415, 533, 535, 539, 552, 593, 610, 626, 629

  achievements 47–8

  Australian capture of Pozieres 43

 
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