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005: Summer 1982


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'The 21st Division at Loos, 1915' a presentation by Dr Derek Clayton


With no battlefield experience, the 21st Division was thrown into action at Loos, on the second day of what was at that time the biggest battle ever fought by the British Army. The widely accepted story is that the men of 21st Division advanced against the German Second Defensive Line and were routed by enemy machine gun fire. The true picture is …

'8th Lincs: In the shadow of Bois Hugo' by Nigel Attar


This talk looks at 8th (Service) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment during the First World War - and this particular Kitchener battalion has been a neglected topic of study; however, there is a rich mine of information on it including the methods of recruitment; the initial training (or lack of it); the lack and late arrival of equipment; and the act…

"Uttoxeter's Sacrifice at Loos" by Gillian and Alan Talbot


Gillian and Alan's talk will focus on the impact on the town of the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on the 13th of October 1915, when Uttoxeter lost 15 men on one day. It was the first occasion in which the town lost a large number of men in a single day and it shocked the people at home. The talk will be illustrated with photographs taken at t…

Who was Ronald Johnson ?


Prologue With the Glazer family take-over of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this ne…

'Loos' with Nigel Atter


Nigel Atter will lead us through the build up to Loos and then the battle using maps and photographs. Nigel is well known to the Branch and this promises to be a very informative talk.

'21st Division at Loos' with Dr Derek Clayton


Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the 21st Division at the Battle of Loos. The British did not want to want to fight in this area nor did they want to fight a major battle until 1916. However they were pressed into fighting in 1915 by the French and the Russians.  This was the largest Battle fought to date and the first in which the …

Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'


Given current situation with spread of coronavirus the President's Conference will be postponed until further notice. The welfare of delegates and speakers is uppermost in our thoughts.  Speakers:    Aimee Fox : 'To Gallipoli and Back Again: Learning lessons between theatres, Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1916'? Aimee Fox This talk fo…

13 October : Loos Sunday - Free Events All Day


The French First World War Association ‘Loos Sur les Traces de la Grande Guerre’ ‘In the footsteps of the Great War’ is organising ‘Loos Sunday’ over the weekend of  Saturday, 12 October to Sunday 13 October. 10:00 am to 11:15 am : Come to The Battle of Hill 70 Memorial Park for a public musical parade from memorial to the Place de la Republique w…

The 8th Lincolns at the Battle of Loos


Please note - in view of current concerns re coronavirus/Covid-19, the May meeting has been cancelled. Reference should be made to the main WFA website for a general announcement re branch meetings. We hope to resume in September 2020 after our usual summer break but please keep an eye on the website for details. Our May meeting would have been as…