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'The Secret of Success BEF Transport & Operational Success 1918' with Rob Thompson

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By 1918 two thirds of the troops were spending most of their time on labour duties, exacerbated by the German Spring Offensives which required construction of new defences. Again there was a manpower crisis which led to a reduction in training for the infantry. The demand on engineering and logistics was running out of control. When the tide turne…


'1918 The Unheralded Victory' a talk by Mike Shaw

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Mike Shaw will present 1918 The Unheralded Victory , starting with the a strategic¬† view of the war as of the 1st January 1918 , followed by General Ludendorff's plans for the German spring offensive. Concluding with the last 100 days and the advance to victory.¬† if you want to hear a clear and concise description of 1918 this is the talk to hear.…


'Lessons of the 100 days.  From Amiens to Armistice' with Dr Simon Peaple

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After overcoming the March Offensive, the British armies, their colonial and French allies finally embarked on an offensive that would bring an end to the war. Dr.  Peaple considers this period and analyses the successes and setbacks that occurred before the Imperial German Army sent their politicians to sue for peace


Amiens to the Armistice: The BEF in the Hundred Days' Campaign 8 August - 11 November 1918

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Book review by Ann Clayton. Both authors, being Senior Lecturers in the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst, demonstrate their ability to analyse the complexities of military actions, and this hundred-day campaign was more complex than most. It was also 'the greatest in British military history', and the one 'in which ground forces under Britis…