The presentation will be live and online.
We are delighted to be able to have Prof John Bourne talking to us. The presentation will reflect on the WFA's founding president, John Terraine, who was a great influence on many historians.
John Terraine entered the fourteen year old John Bourne's life in 1963 when he somewhat unexpectedly picked up and read his Douglas Haig, the Educated Soldier. This set John off on a journey of discovery, not only about Haig and the Great War but also about himself and the study of history. This lecture traces John Bourne's odyssey from provincial public library to the bridge at Riqueval.
Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via the WFA's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now.
To subscribe to Trench Lines, go to the home page of the WFA web site and complete your details in the 'Newsletter signup' box.
It is also possible to register by clicking this link: John Terraine and Me and the 46th Division
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.