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‘Too Much of a Good Thing. The Flanders Campaign 1917’ talk by Dr Rob Thompson


Rob Thompson is a military historian at the City University London and was previously a teaching fellow at the University of Birmingham. He is working with the CASS Business School on a cross-discipline collaborative project researching the development of the British Expeditionary Force logistical supply chain, 1914-1924.

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'From Crisis to Victory 1918' with Professor John Derry


John Derry will be giving a historical and political overview of 1918.  IMAGE: 2 May 1918 British gunners position an 18-pounder field gun at Saint Floris, during the Battle of Lys.

'Father Van Walleghem's Diary. The British Army in Flanders seen through Belgian eyes' by Dominiek Dendooven


Dominiek Dendooven of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres will give a talk on Father Van Walleghem's Diary.  READ MORE: Newly Translated Diary of Father Achiel Van Walleghem. 

'In Flanders Fields the Tourists Flow' by Dr John Greenacre


The Suffolk WFA hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. The guest speaker for June is Suffolk-based Dr John Greenacre with his talk 'In Flanders Fields the Tourists Flow'.  Dr …

The Lion and The Rose: The 1/5th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919


Reviewed by Bob Wyatt. The 1st/5th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919, is impressive. The majority of those who joined the 1/5th Territorial Battalion came from Lancaster, Morecombe, Blackpool and Fleetwood. They were very much ‘family’, many closely related with no less than seven father and son pairs. The author’s narrat…

30 January : ‘Reconstructing Flanders' fields after the Great War’ with Dries Claeys


Although the war damage in Belgium was nowhere near the scale of the French 'regions dévastées', the Belgian countryside as well had to be restored. This was particularly the case in Ypres and its surrounding areas. Passchendaele, Messines, Langemarck were only few of the villages that were completely wiped off the map. Refugees and policymakers …

CANCELLED The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson


'The Gun Machine: A Case Study of the Industrialisation of Battle during the Flanders Campaign, 1917. (More info to follow: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Rob Thompson,---  an “accidental” military historian who prior to becoming an…

22 January 1915: Pte Percy Gernon Boyd


Parents Samuel Boyd (a book keeper for a shopping company in 1891, later an accountant) and Emma Boyd (nee Ker). In 1891, at 8 months old, at home wiht his parents, two older sisters Lillian and Mildred and a live in domestic servant. In 1911, his sisters are working as stenographers and Percy is a sugar refiner’s clerk, younger brother Gerald was …