The King’s Pilgrimage By Sir Frank Fox An Account of King George V’s Visit to the War Graves in Belgium and France Republished to mark the Centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Publication date: 7 June 2018, Price: £20 A WWI commemorative reproduction of King George V’s secret journey to the battlefields of Northern Europe to visit the war graves of the fallen. First printed in 1922, this volume is reproduced with the blessing of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with an introduction written by Dr. Charles Goodson-Wickes, great-grandson of the original author. It features 59 evocative and … Read more about The King´s Pilgrimage
This unique contemporary account of Haig’s GHQ gives a vivid insight into life in Montreuil-sur-Mer from 1916 onwards, and of the complexity of the planning the ultimate defeat of the German Army. The addition of the never generally published statistical summary of casualties, ammunition and supplies adds to the appreciation of Haig’s achievement. “This remarkable […]
This is a rare chance to re-discover a contemporary account of a military conflict which took place a Century ago. “The Agony of Belgium”, written in 1914 by Frank Fox, a war correspondent veteran of the Balkan Wars, precedes the trench warfare of the Great War. It recounts events that the modern European mind would […]
This is the earliest record of Breaker Morant´s exploits and reprinted for the first time since 1902. Written under the pseudonym of Frank Renar by Sir Frank Fox, it provides a vivid account of the Boer War with drawings by Norman Lindsay and contemporary photographs. “Fox was a great man, and concerning Morant I think […]
An Account of King George V’s Visit to the War Graves in Belgium and France Republished to mark the Centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Publication date: 7 June 2018, Price: £20 A WWI commemorative reproduction of King George V’s secret journey to the battlefields of Northern Europe to visit the war graves of the fallen. […]
‘Gary Sheffield has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on the British Army of the First World War’ Professor Saul David, University of Buckingham ‘Gary Sheffield is one of Britain’s foremost historians of the First World War – insightful, original, and superbly informed’ Sir Max Hastings, military historian AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF GHQ- […]
The King’s Pilgrimage Review
Frank Fox was a reporter and journalist, and his account of this quiet and dignified visit by The King is written without embellishment, save for the words of Rudyard Kipling, whose poem The King’s Pilgrimage is printed in the opening pages of this slim and enlightening book.
THE GUARDS MAGAZINE
About the Author
Sir Frank Fox was a journalist, author and campaigner who espoused the cause of warning of the dangers of a major War in Europe as early as 1909. “I was blown up by a salvo of shells in front of Le Sars. I refused to die on the battleﬁeld. The gallant stretcher-bearers got me in. l spent the next year in hospital”. Sir Frank Fox was born in Australia in 1874. His views, and those of the Morning Post, were in accord and he joined the staff as a war correspondent. In 1914 he was attached to the Belgian army during the German invasion. In view of his experiences in that conflict he longed to become a combatant and was commissioned into the British Army in December 1914. Posted to France, Fox was blown up during the Battle of the Somme and suffered severe injuries. During his convalescence in England he worked for MI7 but contrived to be posted to Haig’s GHQ in Montreuil-sur-Mer in the run up to the final offensive against Germany. He was appointed O.B.E. (Military) and was Mentioned in Despatches. Fox was a prolific author writing 5 books relating to World War One including “GHQ Montreuil-sur-Mer” during his service. In 1922 he accompanied George V and Lord Haig to the military cemeteries in Belgium and France and wrote an account in ”The King’s Pilgrimage”, shortly to be republished.