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Metcalfe Military History


Welcome to my website dedicated to military history, with a focus on the British Army around the late Victorian to Great War period.

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Site Launched 1st July 2020

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Shooting Round Corners Great War Style – Defence of Communication Trenches

Hunting through archives and historical records, I often get distracted by things which I had no intention of looking for. One such document I recently stumbled across had the very underwhelming title of “Defence of Communication Trenches”, written by Major H F Whinney and dated to July 1915. Lt Col Harold Fife Whinney D.S.O. O.B.E.Continue reading “Shooting Round Corners Great War Style – Defence of Communication Trenches”