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'Casualties: BEF France & Flanders 1914-1918' by Tom Scotland

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Tom Scotland will be giving a presentation on the casualties of the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders, 1914-1918. There is a discretionary fee of £4. Entrance is free. This is a voluntary donation to help pay for room hire and speaker expenses. IMAGES: British wounded at Bernafay Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 19 July 19…


011: Summer 1984

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'The Life of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien' with Athur Aston

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Smith-Dorrien held senior commands in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War. He commanded II Corps at the Battle of Mons, the first major action fought by the BEF, and the Battle of Le Cateau, where he fought a vigorous and successful defensive action contrary to the wishes of the Commander-in-Chief Sir John French, with …


'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…


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…


078: January 2007

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088: April/May 2010

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089: August/September 2010

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090: December 2010/January 2011

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'The BEF 1914-1918 – the verdict' by Professor John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS

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Professor John Bourne from the University of Wolverhampton joins the branch to talk about the BEF and the lessons learnt by 1918.


091: April/May 2011

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092: August/September 2011

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100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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First World War Centenary Conference

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Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.   Subjects and Guest Speakers   The Allied Strategic Position Before the Spring Offensive - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls, University of Oxford) Why Germany Lost the War in 1918 - Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds) The Collapse of the Aust…