Years ago, scholar John Bourne encountered historian Peter Lawrence in a class at Birmingham University. In this class, they discussed the various British officers in World War One who weren't as well known as some of the other commanders. Professor Lawrence asked "Who were all these generals anyway?" Later, Bourne and a number of his colleagues decided to look into the lives and legacies of the masses of other general officers who commanded British troops during World War One. The results of their work can be found on this site, as visitors can read over 70 short biographies of these unsung leaders. The biographies are arranged alphabetically, all the way from Brigadier-General Sandys Ainslie to Brigadier-General Hugh Kennedy Woods. The site has a number of other resources listed on the left-hand side of the page, including book reviews and information about tracing a soldier.


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