issue # 108 - Summer 1997
From The Editor
Well, as I write
this with the rain from the approaching typhoon lashing against
the window, it looks like tomorrow’s meeting may be postponed
and I might have a valid excuse for a further delay in the
publication of this issue of Despatches.
However, there’s no denying that the preceding two months
of delay are all down to me – mea culpa.
There are quite a
variety of periods covered in this issue, from the Punic Wars
through to World War II. Peter
concludes his two part history of his grandfather’s contribution
to the British Empire, whilst the first of a 5 part series by Jeff
on Alexander the Great’s successors appears from the archives. Michael
does a fine job on the perennial favourite of tank warfare and the
colour in this issue is provided by Philippe’s review of the
computer wargame, Allied General.
Some of you will
have noticed that this issue is a lot thinner than the last. There is a good reason for this . . . lack of articles.
Dare I say that it’s up to all of you to make some
contribution, however small, to future issues.
Despatches survives because of the same regular
contributors (bless their cotton socks), however, we need some new
blood, so get writing.
The deadline for
submissions for issue #109 is 15 November 1997 and these should be
sent to me preferably in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or alternatively by fax to 2849 6584.
Typing should, if possible, be in a single column with 1”
margins. If you are
providing any illustrations, please send these separately
(preferably in JPEG format if in computer form, zipped if
This issue’s cover depicts
R. Caton Wood’s painting of the cease-fire for the
of the cease-fire for the
Royal Canadians at
Paardeberg, South Africa