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'Three Days in the Great War' by Derek Clayton

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Derek Clayton will be giving a talk on three days in the First World War.  An in depth look at the New Army 49th Division starting with there performance in September 1916 on the Somme , followed by October 1917 at 3rd Ypres and finally November 1918 in the Advance to Victory.    Both members of the WFA and non members are equally welcome we ask…


BCMH/WFA conference: 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' - The Final Campaigns of the First World War : 27 October

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IMAGE: Mark V tank goes into Battle. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' is a two-day not-for-profit Central London conference on the final campaigns of the First World War. It is organised by the British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA). The conference itself takes place on Sat 27 Oct an…


'Battle of the Sambre' by Derek Clayton

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Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the Battle of the Sambre in November 1918. This will examine the events surrounding this battle right at the end of the war. The Battle of the Sambre involved most of the allied armies with 48 divisions and over 35 tanks involved in it. The battle is also known because the poet, Wilfred Owen, was kil…


'21st Division at Loos' with Dr Derek Clayton

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Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the 21st Division at the Battle of Loos. The British did not want to want to fight in this area nor did they want to fight a major battle until 1916. However they were pressed into fighting in 1915 by the French and the Russians.  This was the largest Battle fought to date and the first in which the …