'The ones who went first: the officers of the BEF in 1914’ by Andrew Duncan
12 May

In this talk Andrew will look at the military training and education of the pre-war junior officers and how this applied to their experience ‘at the sharp end’ during the early months of the war. He will examine the initial war of movement to the ‘siege-like’ trench offensive which had developed by the end of 1914.

The survivors of these first months of fighting were to become the commanders in the final years of the war.

Refreshments are served after the talk, which enables visitors to prepare for the question and answer session, which are always interesting and draw out further details from the presentation.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

 

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane Nether Poppleton York YO26 6PA
David Tattersfield, wfa.yorkshire@gmail.com
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907
12 May 2018 14:30