Concentrating on the Ploegsteert and Neuve Eglise sectors in Belgium, this book features stories on such well known figures as sculptor Charles Sargent Jagger, ARA ; R Poulton Palmer and 'Tanky' Turner, great friends and rugby football captains of England and Scotland respectively; as well the discovery and eventual burial of a Lancashire Fuslier who was killed in action in 1914; the research leading to the erection in 2002 of a 'Believed to be buried' headstone in the Strand cemetery of an Australian killed in action at Messines in 1917; the action in 1914 that initiated the birth of the infamous 'Birdcage' on the western edge of Ploegsteert Wood and other stories of interest to enthusiasts of the Great War. Another in the Cameos of the Western Front series on men, minor actions and battlefield sites, this book, like its predecessors is an ideal 'companion' for the battlefield visitor.
|Publication date:||6th June 2002|
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Books Ltd|
|Categories:||True war & combat stories, First World War,|
Ted Smith was born in London. His job in international marketing and advertising caused him to move to Paris, then Brussels. For the better part of 21 years of his time in Belgium, he spent his spare time on the battlefields around Ypres and Northern France, where he met with Tony Spagnoly and their collaboration on these books began.More About Ted Smith