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7th Western Front Association President’s Conference 2018 - 2 June 2018


Speakers:  Dr. Jonathan Boff: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and the German Spring Offensive 1918 Dr. Jim Beach: British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive.  Dr. Alison Hine: Manpower Issues in early 1918 Chris Baker: The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys 1918   The panel discussion will include Profs. Gary Sheffield …

British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensives with Dr Jim Beach


Jim's presentation will explain what British intelligence knew in advance of the German offensives of March and April 1918. As he will show, contrary to popular belief, the British were not taken by surprise.