Monday, 24 June 2013

Nursing on the Front line

Recently stumbled across the diary of a Swansea nurse that was serialised in a local newspaper during the Great War. She was nursing wounded Serbian soldiers (they were on our side!) when the Austrian army over-ran her base and captured her and a number of other medical staff.

After a series of hardships she was eventually released into the care of the Swiss, Switzerland then being a neutral country.

I've actually managed to make contact with the nurse's family and am hoping to receive some photographs in the near future. Another story for the book!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

'Swansea in the Great War' - book cover agreed!

Here is the cover of my forthcoming (2014) book. The back page blurb is yet to be agreed.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Book cover for 'Swansea in the Great War' approved...

I approved the book cover design as devised by Pen and Sword Books today.

Its a photograph of High Street with the (now gone) Cameron Hotel to the fore. Above this is a small montage of Great War scenes, depicting the war on land, sea and in the air.

Quite neat and I'm very pleased with it. Just got to write the book 30 November 2013!