'The Frocks and the Brass Hats' by Gordon Corrigan

'The Frocks and the Brass Hats' by Gordon Corrigan

14 Dec 2019 14:30
Yorkshire

Friction between politicians and military commanders is probably as old as warfare itself.  There ha…

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The Gallipoli Effect on the Western Front: Clive Harris

The Gallipoli Effect on the Western Front: Clive Harris

11 Jan 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

The Gallipoli Campaign can only realistically be described as a complete military defeat. From its c…

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Not just trenches: some battles we forgot to remember

Not just trenches: some battles we forgot to remember

01 Feb 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

On 11th November 1918, the day the guns fell silent across the Western Front, 908 British Empire sol…

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The 21st Division on the Somme: a talk by Derek Clayton

The 21st Division on the Somme: a talk by Derek Clayton

07 Mar 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

The 21st Division took part in three phases of the Battle of the Somme. They attacked just north of …

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Byng of Vimy: a talk by Prof John Derry

Byng of Vimy: a talk by Prof John Derry

04 Apr 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

A cavalryman by profession, Julian Byng served on the Western Front and Gallipoli before becoming Co…

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Corporal Vince Schürhoff (Part II): Life Off-Duty

Corporal Vince Schürhoff (Part II): Life Off-Duty

09 May 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

Corporal Vince Schürhoff came from a Birmingham business family that was German on his father’s side…

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The 46th (North Midland) Division TF Revisited: Prof John Bourne

The 46th (North Midland) Division TF Revisited: Prof John Bourne

13 Jun 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

The 46th Division was the first Territorial formation to deploy to France.  It was sorely used in 19…

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All Arms Warfare - a West Yorkshire Brigade at Cambrai

All Arms Warfare - a West Yorkshire Brigade at Cambrai

11 Jul 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

Fraser Skirrow makes a welcome return to the branch.  On 20th November 1917 the West Yorkshire Batt…

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The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

The U Boat Campaign and Experiences 1914-18: Graham Kemp

08 Aug 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

This presentation begins with essential differences between U-boats and Submarines, as different con…

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The Whippet Tank: a talk by Rob Langham

The Whippet Tank: a talk by Rob Langham

12 Sep 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

The Medium Mark A 'Whippet' Tank was a new type of tank thought up just two weeks after the first Mk…

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The Half-Shilling Curate: A personal account of faith & war during WW1

The Half-Shilling Curate: A personal account of faith & war during WW1

10 Oct 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

In this talk, Sarah Reay will tell the story of an Army Chaplain from Yorkshire, the speaker's grand…

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The Last Post: Remembering the Post Office’s contribution to the Great War

The Last Post: Remembering the Post Office’s contribution to the Great War

14 Nov 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

Chris Taft, from the British Postal Museum will outline the contribution made by the postal service …

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The Brigade: the 'Building Block' of the BEF 1914-18

The Brigade: the 'Building Block' of the BEF 1914-18

12 Dec 2020 14:30
Yorkshire

In this presentation, Rob Thompson will look at the development of the brigade in the BEF and its in…

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