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'Fighting Spirit' a talk by Fraser Skirrow

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Fraser Skirrow will give a presentation on fighting spirit in the First World War.  Fraser is an author and speaker on military tactics and organisation in the First World War.    In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France – a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements…


'Battlefield Success – Achieving Tactical Excellence in an Infantry Battalion 1916-18' by Fraser Skirrow

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Caption: A typical battlefield today Fraser Skirrow is a popular WFA speaker and he has given this talk at many branches. It draws from his book 'Massacre on the Marne'. This talk looks at the development of tactics, weapons, and organisation of big battles. Told through the experiences of a West Yorks battalion, it focuses on how new weapons and…


'Battlefield Success' – How the British Army became a war winning weapon with Fraser Skirrow

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In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France – a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. By 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army. This talk looks in great detail at how one battalion of the 62nd changed…


POSTPONED 'Fighting Spirit - patrolling and raiding with the West Yorks' by Fraser Skirrow

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Captions - Above: painting from Foot Patrol (1916). Below: Fraser Skirrow at the Start Line on the Somme in 2016.   Because of the present situation, all talks have been postponed indefinitely and no branch meetings will take place until further notice.   About the talk: Opinion is divided over the role of patrol actions in trench warfare. At t…