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'Casualties: BEF France & Flanders 1914-1918' by Tom Scotland

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Tom Scotland will be giving a presentation on the casualties of the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders, 1914-1918. There is a discretionary fee of £4. Entrance is free. This is a voluntary donation to help pay for room hire and speaker expenses. IMAGES: British wounded at Bernafay Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 19 July 19…


British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…



The Work of the RAMC in WW1 by Dr Jessica Meyer

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Over the course of the First World War, the British military medical services developed an effective system of medical evacuations to remove men from the field of battle and provide prompt care for wounds and illnesses. This talk traces the journey that wounded British soldiers went on from the front line, through a variety of sites of medical care…


Legal (and other) aspects of killing people in the Great War

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Our February talk will be a new talk on the WFA speakers' circuit having its first presentation at this meeting. Local member Jeremy Holt will speak on "Legal (and other) aspects of killing people in the Great War". With Jeremy's professional background in law, this will be a thought provoking insight into an aspect of the Great War that the branch…


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…