Malcolm Sime joined the British First World War Studies MA programme at the University of Birmingham in 2012 and graduated in 2014. He says the more he learns, the more he feels he has yet to learn about this complex and fascinating conflict which shaped the world in which we live today.
Malcolm's presentation will examine the performance of the 66th (2nd East Lancs) Division and the British system of defence in depth on 21 and 22 March 1918. He will cover the political and military background, the quality and training of the troops involved, both British and German, the planning and implementation of the defences in that sector and the events of the first two days of the Kaiserschlacht.
Speaker this Month -- Malcolm Sime
Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate. (Entrance to Club 'free' car park is on Tennyson Ave reached via St Margaret's Drive from Saltergate direction (one way system)
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome to attend , We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door to assist in covering room charges and speaker expenses, The Club licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings.
Please note: as we use a private club's premises on your first visit we will ask you to complete a temporary club membership form at our Welcome desk. This is required to fulfill the Club's Licensing Regulations and is regardless of whether or not you will use the bar. The annual one-off cost is covered by the branch out of your donation.
(after the speakers talk there is a Q&A session with the speaker, followed by a raffle, raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for £1 per ticket.). Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
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