Category Archives: G.H.Q. Montreuil-sur-Mer

The RUSI Journal review essay including G.H.Q.

Excerpt from THE SOMME A CONTEST OF ENDURANCE, Review Essay by Jack Spence: So much for context. Two of the authors under review — Frank Fox and Taylor Downing — provide specialised treatment of two subjects: the work of General Headquarters (GHQ) based at Montreuil-sur-Mer and the impact of shell shock on those who suffered and those in authority who had to deal with it. Frank Fox, whose G.H.Q. (Montreuil-sur-Mer) was first published in 1920, was severely wounded on the Somme, but […]

Rupert Edis on GHQ for “History Today”

Sir Frank Fox is a largely forgotten figure whose life reads like a character from a John Buchan novel. A “strikingly handsome” Australian émigré to England, who became a doyen of Fleet Street, as a war correspondent he witnessed German atrocities against Belgian civilians in 1914 which so appalled him that he signed up – lying about his age – at 41. Grievously injured at the Somme, he worked for a time at MI7, focused on bringing the USA into […]

The Times includes GHQ in their “Six of the best First World War reads”

Allan Mallinson from The Times reviewed new books on the wider aspects of the Great War. We were delighted that G.H.Q. was selected as one of the 6 books. The scan of the article is below and the link to the website here (summary only available to non-subscribers of The Times): Six of the best First World War reads You can also download the PDF of the article here: Six of the best First World War reads The hardback limited edition […]


QUAND MONTREUIL ETAIT « GHQ » Allocution du Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes, arrière-petit-fils de l’auteur le 11 novembre 2015 Bonjour mesdames et messieurs, c’est un honneur pour moi d’être au milieu d’un si grand nombre de personnes si distinguées. Je suis ravi d’être de nouveau à Montreuil-sur-Mer, une si belle ville, réputée et pleine d’heureux souvenirs pour moi, suite à de nombreuses visites depuis des années. Je suis reconnaissant à l’association MCM de l’invitation et en particulier à Bruno Béthouart et […]