Welcome to the Birmingham branch.
We meet at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
Upcoming Branch Events
Speaker: Arthur Aston Smith-Dorrien held senior commands in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. He commanded II Corps at the Battle of Mons, the first major action fought by the BEF, and the Battle of Le Cateau, where he fought a vigorous and successful defensive action contrary to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief …Event Details
Paul Cobb In this talk Paul Cobb will look at the career of General Monash whose spectacular promotion led him to command the Australian Corps. Monash was highly regarded, and even touted as a possible replacement for Sir Douglas Haig. But was he as good as his reputation now suggests? The second half of this presentation will look at the Battle …Event Details
Alison Wheatley Approximately 1,400 former pupils served in the war and 17% were killed. The most famous of the alumni was JRR Tolkien. Tolkien lost a number of friends including poet Geoffrey Smith. There is a school of thought that Tolkien’s epic “Lord of the Rings” by Smith’s poetic and literary influence. Another classmate of Tolkien’s was Har…Event Details