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1918 - 2018 Centenary Conference

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‘The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018   Hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the First World War Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers.   Keynote Contributions will include:   Professor…


'Organisation of Defeat – British Army 1918' by Simon Justice

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Simon graduated in 2009 with an MA in British First World War Studies. His final dissertation was titled ‘Means to an End: The Experience of 1918 and its influence on the British Fourth Army’s Performance on the Selle’. It examined the organisation, planning, command and control, training, tactics and morale of the BEF as it prepared for, and face…


Call for Papers: 1918 - 2018 The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century

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The University of Wolverhampton in association with the  Western Front Association   International Conference   6th - 8th September 2018   CALL FOR PAPERS   This conference, hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in association with the WFA and the FWW Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Rese…



The Aisne Again: May 1918- the essence of blitzkrieg by David Blanchard

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David Blanchard 'The Aisne Again: May 1918- the essence of blitzkrieg’   2018 marks the centenary of the Aisne Battle on 27 May 1918- the greatest one day advance on the Western Front since trench warfare began in September 1914. This was a significant battle that also marked the turning point on the Western Front according to Sidney Rogerson it …


Territorial Gunners at War by Terry Dean

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Terry is well known to all as the editor of Despatch and an active member of the branch.  This new talk is being given for the first time and concerns the Territorial Gunners at war.


CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference 1918 - 2018

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  The University of Wolverhampton in association with the Western Front Association   International Conference 1918 - 2018   The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century 6 th - 8 th September 2018   CALL FOR PAPERS   This international conference is hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampto…


1918 The Unheralded Victory 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…


The Aisne Again: May 1918, the Essence of the Blitzkrieg by David Blanchard

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This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Aisne which opened on 27 May which resulted in the greatest one-day advance on the Western Front since trench warfare began in September 1914. This was a significant battle that also marked the turning point on the Western Front; according to Sidney Rogerson it was the 'Last of the Ebb'. After this…


Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line - a talk by Clive Harris

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On 29 September 1918 a force of British, Australian and US Troops attempted to break the Hindenburg Line between Bellicourt and Bony. Despite sharing doctrine and fighting over similar ground against the same enemy, each of allied armies experienced very different days. Clive will examine the reasons behind such polar opposite battles by consideri…


The Aisne Again. May 1918 - David Blanchard

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The Aisne Again. May 1918 by David Blanchard This talk on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the front between the 27th May and 1st June 1918, This area had been a French held sector since 1915 and the French had fought one of its major engagements of the war here in 1917, the ill-fated Nivelle Offensive.  The British were als…