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'Central Somerset aspects of recruitment and conscription' a talk given by Mary Clardige


Glastonbury's Other Legacy (Stories of the town in WW1) author Mary Claridge will talk about recruitment in Central Somerset with an emphasis on some interesting findings at the local military tribunal.  Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like minded enthusiasts. Members of the Western Front …

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


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…