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The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks


This screening of the 1917 film “The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks” with live orchestral accompaniment by students and staff of the Waltham Forest Youth Orchestra is the very special finale to our 2018 World War One Day, a partnership event between the East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest Museum Service and St Mary’s…

Jon Cooksey


Jon was educated at Carnegie College, Leeds, (BEd Hons) Nottingham University (MEd) and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has written many published works of military history. His first, Barnsley Pals – A History of the 13th and 14th Battalions of the York and Lancaster Regiment 1914 -1918 – was published in 1986 and he was pa…