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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…


‘At the Top of the Curve? - The BEF Striding Towards Victory in 1918’ - 8 September

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The Northumberland Regional Conference   Conference Chairman - Professor John Derry   PROGRAMME Colin Buxton (Branch member): ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London): ‘Sinews of Victory! – Logistics & the 100 Days’ Richard van Emden (World War 1 Expert & Author): ‘1918: The Decisive…


The Final Hundred Days - Mike Shaw

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Mike Shaw will explain the Last Hundred Days. The final period of the Great war during which the allies launched a series of offensives on the Western Front form the 8th August culminating on the the 11th November bringing to the end the war. Both members of the WFA and non members alike are welcome to attend this event we ask for a modest £4 don…


096: January 2013

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Northumberland Branch Conference: 8 September

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‘At the top of the curve? – the BEF striding towards victory in 1918’  Venue: The Northumberland Hall, Market Street, Alnwick, NE66 1TN 09:30-16:30 (Doors open 09:00)   Guest Speakers & Subjects:  Colin Buxton (Branch member) - ‘RAF involvement at the Battle of Amiens, 1918’ Andy Robertshaw (University College London) - ‘Sinews of Victor…


1918 - 100 Days to Victory with Chris Robinson

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Chris Robinson will be looking at the last 100 days of the war which resulted in 9 British victories.


The Battle of the Selle, October 1918

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The Battle of the Selle, October 1918 The Centralisation of Command Sir Douglas Haig always believed in the judgement of the man on the spot, but after the losses to the BEF during the actions of 1914 and 1915, the BEF was ‘deskilled' in this judgement process during the build up to the Battle of the Somme of 1916. The lack of experienced comma…


The Final Offensive : The 1993 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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  [This article first appeared in Stand To! 40 pp 5-11] When the Armistice came on 11 November, seventy-five years ago, it took a great many people (including some who should have known better) entirely by surprise and when it proved also to be the end of the War in Europe they were surprised once more. Having failed to perceive it coming, disbel…