The Somme: A Post-Mortem
“ The operation failed owing to insufficiency of artillery barrage. The Battalion suffered heavily.”- 44th Battalion War Diary 25 Oct 1916 Time was wearing thin and the weather more constantly vile. ...
I began writing military history in earnest in 2011, starting with my blog "If Ye Break Faith." Following this, I've had a few fine successes in other publications. I have brought to all of this work not only a passion for the subject matter and a desire to impart it in a revealing and relatable way; my five years with the Canadian Army has given me an attention to detail and an insider's understanding of the military. This has been useful in illustrating some of the "why's" not immediately understood to the civil mindset, as well as an intimate knowledge of the nuances of military tradition and how soldiers genuinely interact with each other. All these elements have been put to task in telling the grittily realistic story of "Killing is a Sin."
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