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'An Entente Centenary. Commemorating Trafalgar without wounding 'the susceptibilities of France' a talk by Andrew Lambert


Andrew Lambert will give a talk on the Entente Centenary. We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm. IMAGES: Thumbnail of medal for commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1905 courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich.  Scene de la bataille de Trafalgar Auguste Mayer courtesy o…

007: Spring 1983


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'They Shoot Spies–the untold story of the first female agents' with Dr Viv Newman


Moving beyond the stereotypes of Edith Cavell and Mata Hari, this talk by Dr. Viv Newman explores the lives and actions of two Belgian and one French women whose espionage made a significant contribution to the Allied cause. One is believed to be the only woman, probably the only person, to have been decorated by France, Belgian, Britain AND Germa…

Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War


  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke out, it became known as the First World War (also written as WW1). However, many war historians, this author inc…