Caernarfon Castle

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

News & Diary of Engagements November 2017


2 - 3, Command in War lecture and seminar series, King's College London

10, Premier of "They Died in Hell" Cardiff

11, Wales v Australia, Cardiff

16 - 17, Alliance and Coalition Command lecture and seminar series, King's College London

20, Funeral service, Colonel HME Cadogan, Llanfair D.C., Denbighshire

21, BBC interview Brecon

24, Welsh Government WW1 Commemoration Programme Board, Cardiff

27 - 30, US Army staff ride, Normandy

Premier of "They Died in Hell"
Narrated by Jonathon Riley

 

that astonishing infantry, migheal glover, jonathon riley

THAT ASTONISHING INFANTRY

The History of The Royal Welch Fusiliers 1689-2006

Revised Edition - By Michael Glover & Jonathon Riley

Llewelyn Wyn Griffiths Up to Mametz, published in 1931, is now firmly established as one of the finest accounts of soldiering on the Western Front. It tells the story of the creation of a famous Welsh wartime battalion (The Royal Welsh Fusiliers), its training, its apprenticeship in the trenches, through to its ordeal of Mametz Wood on the Somme as part of 38 Division. But there it stopped. General Jonathon Riley has however discovered Wyn Griffiths unpublished diaries and letters which pick up where Up to Mametz left off through to the end of the War. With careful editing and annotation, the events of these missing years are now available alongside the original work. They tell of an officers life on the derided staff and provide fascinating glimpses of senior officers, some who attract high praise and others who the author obviously despised. The result is an enthralling complete read and a major addition to the bibliography of the period.

Available soon...


up the mametz and beyond

Revised Edition

UP TO MAMETZ AND BEYOND

Llewelyn Wyn GriffithLlewelyn Wyn Griffiths Up to Mametz, published in 1931, is now firmly established as one of the finest accounts of soldiering on the Western Front. It tells the story of the creation of a famous Welsh wartime battalion (The Royal Welsh Fusiliers), its training, its apprenticeship in the trenches, through to its ordeal of Mametz Wood on the Somme as part of 38 Division. But there it stopped. General Jonathon Riley has however discovered Wyn Griffiths unpublished diaries and letters which pick up where Up to Mametz left off through to the end of the War. With careful editing and annotation, the events of these missing years are now available alongside the original work. They tell of an officers life on the derided staff and provide fascinating glimpses of senior officers, some who attract high praise and others who the author obviously despised. The result is an enthralling complete read and a major addition to the bibliography of the period.

Edited & Annotated by Jonathon Riley
The Royal Welch Fusiliers

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