Notes from the Somme

Below is my grandfather’s account of his “joining the line” at the Battle of the Somme in August 1916. It’s a transcript of fading pencilled jottings in an army notebook, which is otherwise filled with lecture notes about “fields of fire”, deployment of sentries and such. The account simply peters out (as below) and I […]

Just below the published list of successful candidates for Part 1 of the Solicitors’ Law Qualifying examinations in the Times and the Daily Telegraph, and immediately following the “omissions” addendum, there would invariably be a small space ad for a “crammer”, or crash course for those of us whose names did not appear, not even […]