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'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

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  (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) In August 1914 William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of…


ONLINE: A Glorified Trench Raid?

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'A Glorified Trench Raid’ or Trench warfare’s Year Zero…..? Ross Beadle presents The Battle of Neuve Chapelle March 1915'. The first corps level trench to trench attack made by the BEF in the Great War. It was a little disparaged by the French at the time and was central to Alan Clarke’s charge that the BEF’s soldiers were ‘Lions led by Donkeys’.…


The Battle of Neuve Chapelle

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Last month, September 2021, the branch was able to resume face-to-face meetings and local member Colin Ellender spoke on the action at Aubers Ridge in 1915. This month we turn the clock back to March 1915 and look at the battle that took place just a short distance to the west at Neuve Chapelle. Our speaker on this occasion will be Ross Beadle and …