Sir William Robertson Architect of Victory? - Talk by Ross Beadle
15 Jun

Haig gets all the attention, but he was only half of the double act that set British war plans from December 1915 to February 1918, all the way through the Somme and Passchendaele battles, the other half of the act was Sir William Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and famously the only man ever to rise from the lowest rank all the way to Field Marshal.

This talk explores his role in setting the BEF's ultimately victorious strategy and the accusations made against him of duplicity towards the Government.

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's licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings.

Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
15 Jun 2020 20:00