January 2019

January 2019

A belated Happy New Year to you all Looking at Newspapers for December 1918/January 1919 there were many familiar stori…

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December 2018

December 2018

REMEMBRANCE 2018 There appear to have been record attendances at Remembrance services this year.  For the first time in…

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November 2018

November 2018

NOVEMBER 1918 This Brumration is being prepared as we move towards the Armistice Commemorations on November 11th. There…

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September 2018

September 2018

THE CONDITION OF THE INDIAN ARMY I914 For many years the Indian Government, The British Raj, had relied on the revenue …

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October 2018

October 2018

WAR AND THE CANADIAN ROCKIES An exhibit on World War 1 and World War 2 I saw recently at the Whyte Museum of the Canadi…

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August 2018

August 2018

WHAT DID ADRIAN, BRODIE AND HADFIELD HAVE IN COMMON? By Bob Butcher Answer:   They were all steel helmets. The war…

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July 2018

July 2018

PRIVATE JOSEPH RILEY, 1ST BATTALION SHERWOOD FORRESTERS. One of the pleasures of giving my talk at various WFA Branc…

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April 2018

April 2018

THE SNIPER AND HIS RIFLE By Bob Butcher Trench warfare gave plenty of opportunity for sniping and it would seem that, …

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May 2018

May 2018

YPRES VISIT 2018 This edition of Brumration will reflect on some of the sites we visited on the first day of our WFA Br…

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June 2018

June 2018

YPRES VISIT 2018 - PART 2 The village of Vlamertinghe was in range of the German medium artillery fire and as a result …

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March 2018

March 2018

The Bulletin of the Birmingham Branch of the WFA March 2018 Compiled by Richard Lloyd OPERATION MICHAEL 1918 General…

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February 2018

February 2018

The Bulletin of the Birmingham Branch of the WFA February 2018 Compiled by Richard Lloyd   The Germans held a Confer…

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