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ANN: Mentorship Program -- Society for Military History Annual Conference

Just starting out in military history?  First time at the Society for Military History's annual conference (or only been a few times)?  Want to chat with someone who’s an established part of the field?  Sign up for the SMH’s mentorship program.  This year, at the SMH conference in Jacksonville, FL, those interested can sign up to have a one on one discussion (and coffee!) with a senior military historian, ask about the field, talk about the conference, and generally engage with someone who

Re: CFP - Panel on Religion and World War I and new proposed American Academy of Religion Unit on Religion and War

Hello Carlos,

That sounds like a fascinating topic, and one that I'd be very interested in talking to you about more. As I am sure you know, there have been some excellent studies of chaplains in other national armies during WWI, and a study of Portuguese chaplains would be an excellent addition to the literature. Please feel free to email me at jwjeffery@utk.edu.

Best,
Josh

Opera Lafayette, Léonore: Sun., Feb. 19 (DC) & Thurs., Feb. 23 (NYC)

The Opera Lafayette presents the modern premiere of Gaveaux and Bouilly’s 1798 Léonore, ou L'amour conjugal. The opera won praise from audiences and critics alike for its lovely melodies and its stirring choruses. Bouilly claimed that the story was drawn from a true event, the heroic rescue of a prisoner during the Terror “by one of the ladies of Touraine.” The work, of course, was the basis for Beethoven’s Fidelio. Led by Ryan Brown, the Opera Lafayette specializes in eighteenth-century French opera.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Rodney Earl Walton
Reviewer: 
Corbin Williamson

Williamson on Walton, 'Big Guns, Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa'


Rodney Earl Walton. Big Guns, Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2013. 320 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-130-6.

Reviewed by Corbin Williamson (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
W. Douglas Fisher, Joann H. Buckley
Reviewer: 
Shane Peterson

Peterson on Fisher and Buckley, 'African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers'


W. Douglas Fisher, Joann H. Buckley. African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 285 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6315-9.

Reviewed by Shane Peterson (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Kaushik Roy
Reviewer: 
Gary Sheffield

Sheffield on Roy, 'The Indian Army in the Two World Wars'


Kaushik Roy. The Indian Army in the Two World Wars. Boston: Brill, 2012. xxiv + 553 pp. $237.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-18550-0.

Reviewed by Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

New Scholarship on Britain’s Indian Army in the Twentieth Century

Author: 
Michael A. Bonura
Reviewer: 
Clifford Harmon

Harmon on Bonura, 'Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II'


Michael A. Bonura. Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II. Warfare and Culture Series. New York: New York University Press, 2012. Maps. 318 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-0942-9.

Reviewed by Clifford Harmon (Bridgewater College)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
George B. Clark
Reviewer: 
Heather P. Venable

Venable on Clark, 'The Fourth Marine Brigade in World War I: Battalion Histories Based on Official Documents'


George B. Clark. The Fourth Marine Brigade in World War I: Battalion Histories Based on Official Documents. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 296 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9699-0.

Reviewed by Heather P. Venable (Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey