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'AGM and the Battle of Cambrai by Niall Cherry'

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Following the AGM which is brief affair we will have a talk by Niall  Battle of Cambrai - Niall Cherry Niall is a locally based amateur historian and regular visitor to branch meetings.  Plenty of the members will already have heard talks from Niall. The Battle of Cambrai, launched in November 1917, heralded the first time tanks were used in sig…


5 December 1917: Private Lord Edward Seymour died on this day

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On 5 December 1917 Lord Edward Seymour (on the right in the photograph shown here) died of his wounds whilst serving as a private in Lord Strathcona's horse - a Canadian Cavalry Regiment.  Lord Edward was born in 1879, into one of the most noble families in England - the title having been created in 1793. After leaving Haileybury College he attend…


The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handbook and Battlefield Guide

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[These reviews by John Battersby first appeared in Stand To! No. 104 September 2015 Special Edition. Available in the digital archive to WFA members]. The Indian Corps on the Western Front Handbook and Battlefield Guide by Simon Doherty and Tom Donovan, Tom Donovan Editions, Hardback: ISBN: 9–781–905–968–084 £35.00 plus p and p (also in paperback …


CANCELLED - Cambrai, there was more to it than tanks by Ross Beadle

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In view of the Coronavirus situation, the Surrey Branch meetings for March and April have been cancelled. We hope to be able hold the meetings scheduled for later in the year but this will depend upon the situation at the time. Updates will be sent to all members on our email list. Please check this website before coming to any future events.  …


Iron Clad. The Service of 202081 Pte Frank Reece Beresford, H Bn Tank Corps by Charles Reece Beresford

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This article first appeared in Stand To! 40 Spring 1994 (pp13-14) The entire archive of Stand To! (up to the last 12 months) is available online for Members to browse and download.  Pte Frank Beresford Having been turned down by the Royal Navy on account of 'defective colour vision'. Frank Beresford volunteered for service in the Machine Gun Co…