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‘Ever More Challenged: The British Army 1917’ by Charles Messenger

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Charles Messenger served for twenty years as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment before becoming a fulltime military historian.  He is the author of nearly 40 books.    The British Army spent 1917 finding and putting into practice solutions to the problems that it had identified in 1916. This was not just in France & Flanders, but other fr…


'Glum Heroes' a talk by Peter Hodgkinson

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Peter Hodgkinson's talk is entitled "Glum Heroes - Hardship, Fear and Death - Resilience and Coping in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918.   This talk considers the way fear was expressed and controlled in trench warfare; and the ways in which stoicism, manliness and the norms of the early 20th century society assisted in its control…


038: Summer 1993

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'The ones who went first: the officers of the BEF in 1914’ by Andrew Duncan

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In this talk Andrew will look at the military training and education of the pre-war junior officers and how this applied to their experience ‘at the sharp end’ during the early months of the war. He will examine the initial war of movement to the ‘siege-like’ trench offensive which had developed by the end of 1914. The survivors of these first mont…