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'Blooding the Pups : The Hunter-Weston Egerton feud at Gallipoli' a talk by David Raw

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General Aylmer Hunter-Weston was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1884.  He served on the North West Frontier, the Nile expedition with Kitchener and the Boer War.  At the outbreak of the First World War he was a Brigade Commander in the 4th Division.  At Gallipoli he commanded the 29th Division. He was described by some as a "donkey" gener…


'The Gallipoli Oak' a talk by Martin Purdy

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Martin Purdy will be giving at talk on 'the Gallipoli Oak' here at the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LZ.

 

The Gallipoli Oak by Martin Purdy and Ian Dawson

You can read more about the book Martin wrote with Ian Dawson here - 'The Gallipoli Oak' 

 

This meeting begins at 7:30pm.

 

 


14 August 1915 Pte Samuel Quinn died of his wounds on this day

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From Burnley, Lancashire where he was still resident (Anne Street) at the time of his enlistment, Samuel (who possibly actually served under an alias: there is a possibility that his true family name is O'Donnell) was born in 1894. After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days of the war, he landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 …


28 August 1915 Lt-Colonel Carew Reynell was killed leading a charge on this day

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The 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment came to Gallipoli in May 1915 and within three months had been reduced to 181 men. Many had been lost to enemy fire and even more to sickness and general debility. Their commanding officer, Major Carew Reynell, commented - we are all ill to breaking point Before the ‘August Offensive' he wrote: I feel I ou…


'Gallipoli - Soldiers experiences' a talk given by Gary Sheffield.

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Prof. Gary Sheffield will give a presentation on Gallipoli.    We meet at The Comrades Club, Godmanchester, PE29 2AY on the first Wednesday of every month with the exception of January and August. Doors open at 7.00pm for a prompt 7.30pm start.



Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

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Annual Gallipoli Conference & The National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2017   The Speakers   ‘Heroes, Scapegoats and Squandered Sacrifice: The truth behind the River Clyde's epic odyssey' Stephen Snelling   'Side-lining the Sideshows: the British High Command's allergic reaction to Gallipoli' John Spencer   ‘The Vest Pocket Kodak Camera …


History of the 63rd Royal Naval Division. A talk by Len Sellers

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ORIGINAL TALK PLANNED FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS ANDY ROBERSHAW HAS HAD TO PULL OUT. In his place, local writer and speaker, Len Sellers has stepped in with a talk called 'History of the 63rd Royal Naval Division'. Acclaimed Naval Historian and author of books such as “The Hood Battalion” and “Death for Desertion”, Len…


'Gallipoli' with Prof. Gary Sheffield

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Prof Gary Sheffield will be giving a new talk entitled:'"All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out"? Morale and Military Effectiveness in VIII Corps at Gallipoli'.

He will be looking at various theories of combat motivation and how they correspond to the actual eventualities at Cape Helles

 


This Bloody Place - With the Incomparable 29th

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By Major A H Mure (Foreword by Richard Van Emden) Pen & Sword, 2015, £16.58p, 208 pages ISBN-10: 1473857929 ISBN-13: 978-1473857926 Book Review by Niall Ferguson     It would appear that the subtitle for this volume varies - it can read, 'The Incomparables at Gallipoli'.  This might be because, although the stylised photograph on the d…


'More than just Gallipoli' with Stuart Hadaway

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This talk will be a slightly off-beat tour of some of the lesser-known activities carried out by the RN in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean.  This area does not usually get much attention beyond the failed campaign at Gallipoli, but this talk will run through some of the less high profile but equally fascinating activities conducted by the RN i…


'Grandpa's War' with Susan Burnett

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The fascinating story of Norman Woodcock by his granddaughter Susan Burnett. Norman Woodcock joined the Territorial Army aged 17 in January 1914 and was immediately called up on the outbreak of war.  He served on almost every front in the war with the exception of the African campaigns as a signaller Beginning with the ill fated Gallipoli campai…


079: April 2007

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'Combat Motivation at Gallipoli' with Professor Gary Sheffield 22 February FREE EVENT

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Combat Motivation at Gallipoli: A Study in Military Sociology and Military History Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton. Morale and combat motivation of soldiers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries remains a lively area of research for sociologists and historians. In this paper, drawing upon extensive primary research, G…


103: May 2015

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104: September 2015 Special Edition

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Stoker’s Submarine; Australia’s Daring Raid on the Dardanelles on the Day of the Gallipoli Landing

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Reviewed by Robin Broadhurst. Most naval historians know that the first two submarines through the Dardanelles were commanded by Royal Naval junior officers, and were deservedly, awarded the V.C. What I did not know until now, was that the first submarine to penetrate the minefields of the Narrows, AE2, was an Australian Navy vessel. Both AE1 an…


Nobody of any importance: a Foot Soldier’s Memoir of World War I

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Reviewed by Michael Lucas. Nobody of any Importance is a lengthy and detailed account, written from memory, in the 1970s, from early childhood to age 21, with 50 pages of editorial notes. Sam Sutcliffe enlisted at 16 in September 1914, trained as a signaller, went to Gallipoli and fought at Suvla, with 2/1st Londons (Royal Fusiliers -29th Division…


Lieutenant Martin’s Letters:  F.W.S. Martin, M.M., an Anzac in the Great War

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Reviewed by R. Buckley, B.A., Ph. D. Cantab. Lieutenant Fred Martin, M.M., the author’s uncle, was born in Queensland in 1895. He died at Polygon Wood, September 20th, 1917. Training as a teacher when war broke out, Martin was a fine writer whose wartime letters to his family bring images and characters vividly to life and throw light on contempor…


SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


Brothers In War reviewed by Michelle Young

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ISBN: 978 0 09 190884 3  SB426pp £7.99 Published by Elbury Press.   Edited by Michael WalshThis book follows the lives of the eight Beechey brothers, sons of a Lincolnshire vicar and his wife. The boys were part of a family of 14 children. The book is based around letters sent to their widowed mother by the boys, the letters having been preserved …


Malaria in the Great War

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A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation)   Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8)   Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, wi…


Pte Albert Henry Smither 2nd/4th Royal Scots: 12 September 1918

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  Albert lived in Tottenham and Walthamstow, attending Blackhorse Road Boys’ School from 1904-1909. When he enlisted in August 1914, he was working as a wood machinist, working for Harris Lebus, England’s largest furniture manufacturer, He joined the 7th Battallion, The Essex Regiment and by November 1914 had been promoted Lance-Corporal. He ser…


The Generals. John Terraine's 1982 Address to The Western Front Association

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 [This piece, a transcript of John Terraine's 1982 address, first appeared in Stand To! No. 7 Spring 1983 pp.4- 7] IMAGE (Photo: IWM Q9689) Haig and his Army Commanders at Cambrai, 11 November 1918. First and second rows, left to right: Plumer (Second Army), Byng (Third Army), Haig, Birdwood (Fifth Army), Rawlinson (Fourth Army), Horne (First A…