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Tom Cormie’s War Diary 1917-18

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'Thomas Cormie, born 16th September 1893 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland was my father', writes Andrew Cormie, featured in this 1965 photograph at a family wedding when Andrew was 22. 'My mother was my father's second wife, Christina M.O. Kinnes', he continues. My birth date is 16th September 1943 so my father became 50 years of age on the day I was…


Pte. Edward Leon Hill, 72nd Bn CEF (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada)

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In 1911 Edward Hill moved with his family to Allen County, Indiana. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard in April 1916. He saw service on the Mexican Border then in September 1917 he went to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Army . After initially enlisting into the 50th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force, he …


An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied Victory of 1918 Speakers Alex Churchill Haig and George V Peter Hart Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief ? Taff Gillingham    "Good God, did we really send men to fight …


'The Whippet Tanks at the Battle of Amiens by Rob Langham'

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The Whippet Tank at the Battle of Amiens by Rob Langham The Battle of Amiens is described as a great example of 'all arms' warfare however little has been published about the role of the whippet tank in this battle.  Rob Langham addresses this subject in his new talk.  Introduced in March 1918, the Medium Mark A 'Whippet' tank was unlike any other…