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

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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

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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…


'The Austro-Hungarian Army 1914-1918' by Alan Wakefield

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Alan Wakefield will give a presentation on 'From the Good Soldier to the Emperor – The Austro-Hungarian Army 1914-1918'. Despite this army generally having a bad press, and grave problems, this multi-ethnic force remained in the field with its cohesion intact until the final months of the war.


'Zeebrugge Raid' by Alan Wakefield.

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The Zeebrugge raid on 23 April, 1918, was remarkable in so many ways and the fact that it achieved so much was down to all concerned, from Vice-Admiral Keyes to the lowliest Seaman or Marine. As a result of the raid no less than eight Victoria Crosses were awarded, several of them by ballot under the little-used rule in the regulations where the co…


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

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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

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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

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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

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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, …