In this talk, the question will be posed: “Was Lord Kitchener justified in ignoring the Territorial Force when he raised the New Armies in August 1914?”
After tracing reasons why the Territorial Force was raised in April 1908, and the response of the various interested groups over the following years, Malcolm will turn to Lord Kitchener’s answer to the problem of reinforcement and recruitment beginning on Sunday 2 August 1914.
Both members and non-members welcome.
The venue for all our meetings is The York St John University, on Lord Mayor’s Walk, in York. A map is available via the WFA web site here. Detailed directions to our venue and parking options are available on request (contact details here).
Our meetings commence at 2.30pm, and usually end around 5pm. A break for refreshments takes place during the afternoon, which is included within the requested entry donation of just £6.
Members and non-members are equally welcome. Do not hesitate to contact the branch officers if there are any questions about this or future meetings.
Please note slight change of venue in the University from March 2013: we will be meeting in the Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South) which is situated adjacent to the pedestrian entrance to York St John College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX
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