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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 […]

Excerpt from The Agony of Belgium

Excerpt from Chapter II of The Agony of Belgium by Sir Frank Fox page 19 with the speech from King Albert I to the Belgium parliament on August 4th, 1914. On July 31st, 1914, the mobilization of the Belgian Army was ordered, and the Belgian King at the same time called publicly Europe’s attention to the fact that Germany, Great Britain and France were solemnly bound to respect and to defend the neutrality of his country. On August 2nd, Great […]

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 […]

The Guards Magazine book reviews of The Agony of Belgium and GHQ

In June the Guards Magazine, Journal of the Household Division, reviewed two Frank Fox books: The Agony of Belgium The Invasion of Belgium; August-December 1914 and G.H.Q. (Montreuil-sur-Mer) . We have copied the text from the reviews below and here is the link to see them on their website World War I books review The Guards Magazine. THE AGONY OF BELGIUM THE INVASION OF BELGIUM; AUGUST-DECEMBER 1914 by Major Frank Fox Frank Fox was an Australian born in 1874. A […]