Neil R. Storey is an award-winning social historian specialising in the study of the impact of war on British society in the first half of the 20th century. He has been writing since the late 1980s on topographical, military and crime history themes. He has written features for local and national magazines and journals as well as several books on the First and Second World Wars. Fiona Kay is a born and bred Geordie girl and proud of it. She lives in Northumberland and has known the county all her life. Fiona has had a life-long interest in the First World War, is a researcher with a keen eye and a real feel for subject (she has worked on the award winning King's Men project for Sandringham, Edith Cavell centenary project and Somme 100) and has co-authored Newcastle Battalions on the Somme with Neil R. Storey (Tyne Bridge 2016).