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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 mon…


'Tommy Goes To War' a talk by Michael Credland

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Michael Credland will give a presentation titled 'Tommy Goes To War'. Every item of equipment issued to the British Soldier in the Front Line during the First World War will be shown and explained.


'Great War Logistics' a talk by Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson will give a presentation titled 'Great War Logistics". His talk will cover the vital but often forgotten part played by logistics in the Great War.


‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - The British Army in 1918. Jack Sheldon - The condition of the German Army. Peter Hart - The arrival of the USA. There will then be a discussion chaired by T…


Sport, Training and Leadership in the British Army in the First World War

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Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton will be giving a talk on ‘Sport, Training and Leadership in the British Army in the First World War’  ‘This paper examines the role played by sport, especially football, in the British army in the Edwardian period and the First World War. It argues that sport was seen as an important vehicle f…


British Army in the Italian Alps 1917 by Robert Fleming

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For two years Italy and Austria battled fiercely against each other across the High Alps and troops from both sides faced the risk of avalanche. When German troops arrived to bolster Austria in the summer of 1917, the British and French soon followed to support Italy. This talk will cover the whole period looking at how and why Italy entered the W…


The Western Front Association's Pension Record Card and Ledger Archive

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Understanding the Ledger Indexing This article aims to set out some of the technical aspects of the indexing of - and subcategories that make up - the 'ledgers' in The Western Front Association's collection of Pension Record Cards. These ledgers have been scanned and digitised by our partner, Ancestry.co.uk and are available on their fold3 websi…