Review of Operation Michael by Rob Thompson (January 2019)

Review of Operation Michael by Rob Thompson (January 2019)

During the German Spring Offensive of March 1918, the maximum distance the German Army advanced was 40 miles compared to…

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Review of Shout at the Devil by Kevin Patience (February 2019)

Review of Shout at the Devil by Kevin Patience (February 2019)

In April 1914 SMS Königsberg, a light cruiser laid down in 1905 armed with ten 4.1 in Krupp guns and capable of a speed …

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Review of The Aftermath by Prof John Derry (April 2019)

Review of The Aftermath by Prof John Derry (April 2019)

The consequences of the Great War were primarily an intensification of ongoing events, events which involved the decline…

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Review of The BEF – a final verdict? John Bourne (June 2019)

Review of The BEF – a final verdict? John Bourne (June 2019)

The BEF which went to France in 1914 to support the French Army was not a conscript army (unlike the French & German…

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Review of The British Army in Mesopotamia, by Paul Knight (August 2019)

Review of The British Army in Mesopotamia, by Paul Knight (August 2019)

Before Paul took us through the events during the Mesopotamia campaign, he introduced us to a set of people who became i…

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Review of Mountains, Mules & Malaria by Alan Wakefield (Sept 2019)

Review of Mountains, Mules & Malaria by Alan Wakefield (Sept 2019)

The decision to join the French troops in Greece was taken by Kitchener & the British Government in 1915 after the f…

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Review of A Field Ambulance at Arras by Alistair Hollington (October 2019)

Review of A Field Ambulance at Arras by Alistair Hollington (October 2019)

The Field Ambulance was a mobile front-line medical unit (it was not a vehicle), manned by troops of the Royal Army Medi…

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Review of The Killing of the Iron 12 by Dr Hedley Malloch (November 2019)

Review of The Killing of the Iron 12 by Dr Hedley Malloch (November 2019)

The British soldiers who were arrested by the Germans in February 1915 were mainly from the Connaught Rangers and the Mu…

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Review of Frock coats and Brass Hats by Gordon Corrigan (December 2019)

Review of Frock coats and Brass Hats by Gordon Corrigan (December 2019)

The involvement of politics and the military goes back centuries but Gordon began his talk in 1658 with the dying Oliver…

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Branch Trip to Gallipoli - 2020

Branch Trip to Gallipoli - 2020

In Between 2 and 7 September 2020 we are planning a branch trip to Gallipoli  (this is a re-schedule of the trip that wa…

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