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'Soldier Photographers of the Great War' - A talk by Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield will be talking about the 'Soldier Photographers of the Great War'. Alan is the Acting Head of Photographs at the Imperial War Museum.  

'Twisting the tail of the Dragon-The Zeebrugge Raid April 22/23 1918' with Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield has made many research visits to the Salonika battlefields and has written a fascinating book on the campaign, with Simon Moody, Under the Devils Eye. Alan is Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society, and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Society for Army Historical research, the Western Front Association…

'Twisting the Dragon's Tail - The Zeebrugge Raid 22-23 April 1918' by Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield will be giving a presentation on the Zeebrugge Raid of 22-23 April 1918.    IMAGES:  Channel obstructed after the raid; (Left to right) HMS Intrepid, HMS Iphigenia and HMS Thetis. (C) IWM Q 20648B. Graphic depiction of the raid from Popular Science magazine, July 1918. Bird's-eye view of the successful British raid upon the Germa…

Mountains, Mules and Malaria (Salonika) with Alan Wakefield


This talk sheds light on the experiences of British soldiers serving in Macedonia during the First World War. Much use will be made of personal accounts from letters, diaries and memoirs to illustrate points in the narrative. Main subjects include; the nature of warfare in Macedonia and the problems posed by extremes of climate and by disease, chie…

‘Twisting the Dragon’s Tail – the Zeebrugge Raid’ by Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield will be giving a talk on the Zeebrugge Raid.    IMAGES: Graphic description of the Zeebrugge Raid in World War 1 from Popular Science Magazine, July 1918 and Charles John De Lacy - HMS 'Vindictive' at Zeebrugge, 23 April 1918. 

'Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918' with Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918 Alan Wakefield was a curator at the National Maritime Museum and is now Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict at the IWM. In 2004 he co-authored Under the Devil’s Eye: Britain’s Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915-1918 for Sutton Publishing and, in 2006, …

FREE EVENT 'Away from the Western Front' : Salonika, Palestine & Mesopotamia - National Conference 30 October


'Away from the Western Front' National Conference Programme 09.00 Venue open for exhibitors to set up 10.00 Registration, refreshments on arrival 10.30 Opening remarks – Lyn Edmonds, Project Director 10.35 Introduction – Robin Clutterbuck, National Coordinator 10.40 'A Most Cosmopolitan Front: Defining features of the Salonika Campaign 1915…

The Zeebrugge Raid


On St George's Day 1918 the Royal Navy launched a daring raid on Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast with the intention of sinking block ships in the canal entrance and so denying use of the port of Brugge to German U-boats and destroyers. The degree of success achieved by Vice-Admiral Keyes operation has been much debated in the century that followed, …