Warfare in News

Posted on Tuesday 21st April

Fighting the Kaiser's War, a study of the Saxons in Flanders, will have an official launch event as part of the Passchendaele Memorial Museum's Living History Festival, which is being held this weekend. View the programme of events online here.

The book's two authors, Andrew Lucas and Jürgen Schmieschek, will be involved in events on both Saturday and Sunday, talking about the material covered in the book and signing copies, as well as taking part in the weekend-long Living History event featuring the Saxon and Württemberg regiments featured in the book, who fought the ground during 1914 and 1915. The authors will also be releasing a limited edition 24-page commemorative supplement based on the book.

Andrew Lucas' father, Michael Lucas, author of The Journey's End Battalion, will also be attending the event and will be available to sign copies of his book.

Further Reading

Fighting the Kaiser's War

Only £25.00

Fighting the Kaiser's War

(Hardback - 256 pages)
by Andrew Lucas

Personal accounts of the Great War experiences of British soldiers are well known and plentiful, but similar accounts from the German side of no man's land are rare. This highly original book vividly describes the wartime lives and ultimate fates of ten Saxon soldiers facing the British in Flanders, revealed through their intimate diaries and correspondence. The stories of these men, from front-line trench fighters to a brigade commander, are in turn used to illustrate… Read more...

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