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Updated: Bibliography of books on the Salonika Campaign.


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Release  two of the SCS (Salonika Campaign Society) Bibliography of books about the campaign has now been posted on the SCS website and can be downloaded free of charge here: https://salonikacampaignsociety.org.uk/publications-and-dvds/bibliography/

As always, I welcome news of further titles, (one rare one has already been discovered after the file was locked for release). provided that they fit the criteria, all suggestions will be included in the next release due at the end of September 2022.

Keith Roberts

 

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Since last September I have been sent information, or in some cases discovered myself, another ten relevant titles for the next upgrade, as well as adding  some detail to a few existing entries.

This is just a reminder that any additional discoveries are always welcome. A post here, or a PM with as much info as possible would be much appreciated.

 

Keith

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Just a minor update. The September 2021 release listed 281 published books on the campaign. In preparation for the September 2022 release, I'm pleased to report that we will have taken the number of titles to at least 300, as the off line master copy has just reached that figure. In particular I am sure that we are missing some more unit histories, especially regimental ones, that have substantial reports on activities in the campaign. The current release can still, as always, be downloaded free of charge from the Salonika Campaign Society website.

 

Keith

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Thanks Maureene, I'll include that in the next update.

 

Keith

 

 

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The following book is on the list, with reference to a HathiTrust E Book (which I think can only be accessed from the USA etc)

There is now a version available online on Archive.org

A Farmer in Serbia by Ellen Chivers Davies 1916

https://archive.org/details/farmer-in-serbia/page/n3/mode/2up

She was a trainee nurse who volunteered  to serve with  a medical unit  called the 2nd British Farmers’ Unit,  which was funded by British farmers.

Maureen

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Thank you Maureen

 

I'll add that to the bibliography for the September update, and in the meantime download a copy to read next week while I visit Thessaloniki and North Macedonia following the campaign experiences of two battalions of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

 

Keith

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So far I have, thanks to GWF and SCS members been able to add 22 further titles to the bibliography, as well as making amendments such as adding a link to the Internet archive  thanks to Maureen's post, and a couple of minor corrections. The revised version will be released at the end of September.

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Hi Keith,

Not a book, but I just spotted this among Kipling's 'Epitaphs of the Great War.'

Salonikan grave 

I have watched a thousand days

Push out and crawl into night 

Slowly as tortoises. 

Now I, too, follow these. 

It is fever, and not the fight— 

Time, not battle,—that slays.

 

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Just a reminder for members with an interest in the Salonika campaign. We aim to update the bibliography around the end of each September. I have a number of minor changes and a a batch of additions to make, but if you are aware of any books in English that either are mainly related to, or have a significant section about that is not currently in the bibliography I would be delighted to hear from you. The present second release can be downloaded free from the Salonika Campaign Society website here:  https://salonikacampaignsociety.org.uk/publications-and-dvds/bibliography/

 

Keith

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@keithmrobertsI think the following are all on the list, but the digital versions on Archive.org are probably new information for you.

Over the Balkans and South Russia being the History of No. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force by H A Jones https://archive.org/details/over-balkans-south-russia/page/n7/mode/2up

Further Recollections of 107th Field Coy., R. E. Attributed to "Sapper J Robertson and former Lieutenant M J Rattray", https://archive.org/details/further-rec-107th-fc/page/n5/mode/2up

A History of the Black Watch [Royal Highlanders] in the Great War, 1914-1918. Volume 3 New Army 8th-14th Battalions by Major-General A G Wauchope

https://archive.org/details/black-watch-vol3/page/n9/mode/2up

65 R. E.. A Short Record of the Service of the 65th Field Company Royal Engineers by Alan Colquhoun Duff https://archive.org/details/65-re/page/n9/mode/2up

The Second Twentieth being the History of the 2/20th Bn., London Regiment [1920] by Captains W R Elliot https://archive.org/details/second-twentieth-london-reg/page/n9/mode/2up

The History of the First Seven Battalions, the Royal Irish Rifles (now the Royal Ulster Rifles) in the Great War by Cyril Falls https://archive.org/details/royal-irish-rifles-great-war/page/n7/mode/2up

Maureen

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Thanks Maureen

. I will amend those entries on the master copy  later today ready for the next release. The value of Archive.org is immense and in recent years it has saved me a great deal of time and expense, despite my  living only 2 hours by rail and tube from central London libraries.

 

Keith

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Thanks Maureen

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See my concurrent post Online: Veterinary Services (History of the Great War based on official documents) Blenkinsop and Rainey

Digitised by the Wellcome Collection.

There is a chapter "The Veterinary Services with the British Forces in the Balkans" pages 277-288.

There is a possibility this will be also uploaded to the Internet Archive as the Wellcome Collection uploads at least some of its digitised files to the Internet Archive.

Maureen

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34 minutes ago, MaureenE said:

See my concurrent post Online: Veterinary Services (History of the Great War based on official documents) Blenkinsop and Rainey

Digitised by the Wellcome Collection.

There is a chapter "The Veterinary Services with the British Forces in the Balkans" pages 277-288.

There is a possibility this will be also uploaded to the Internet Archive as the Wellcome Collection uploads at least some of its digitised files to the Internet Archive.

Maureen

Thank you Maureen.  Could you please keep an eye out for any similar history concerning the remount service, as it led a very hand to mouth existence and incorporated ASC, AVC and direct entry personnel (including female civilians) in a way that is definitive, but not at all clearly articulated, or delineated in any official publication that I can find.  There are lots of extremely detailed individual histories covering the various remount establishments, but nothing overarching that transparently lays out the organisation as a whole, including the interface (and inter-cooperation) between the various employee elements.

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