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CENTENARY CONFERENCE: 'The End of War and the Reshaping of a Century' : 6 September 1918

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‘The End of the War and The Reshaping of a Century’ 6th - 8th September 2018 As well as The Western Front Association, ‘The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ has been developed collaboratively with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and e…


033: Winter 1991

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034: Spring 1992

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'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.



7th WFA President’s Conference 'German Spring Offensives' - 2 June 2018

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7th WFA President’s Conference 'German Spring Offensives'      Speakers:  Dr. Jonathan Boff: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and the German Spring Offensive 1918 Dr. Jim Beach: British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive.  Dr. Alison Hine: Manpower Issues in early 1918 Chris Baker: The Battle for Flanders: German Defeat on the Lys…


'How the Allies Won in 1918' Day Long Conference

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  Speakers:   Professor Gary Sheffield from the University of Wolverhampton. ‘How the Allies Won in 1918’ Colonel Brendan O’Shea, Dean of Partner National Military Representatives & National Military Representative-Ireland at SHAPE in Belgium."The Last Days of the 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions". Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times. Unit…


'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

 



Forgotten Victory 1918 - 27/28 October 2018

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27/28 October 2018 Conference Forgotten Victory 1918 The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA) are organizing a two day conference on the final campaigns of the First World War to be held at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright near London Bridge on 27/28 October 2018. Arrangements for accommodati…


Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced

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By Hugh Cecil and Dr Peter Liddle First published by Leo Cooper in 1996, New edition edition (April 2003) £60 hardback 2003 edition. £10 - £13 second hand. ISBN-10: 1844680029 ISBN-13: 978-1844680023 New Edition 3 November 2016 £16.99 softback or £4.99 Kindle from Pen & Sword Pen & Sword, 936p, Ills, detialed notess & refs, bibl…


Passchendaele - The Untold Story

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Book review by Gary Sheffield. With the publication in 1992 of Command on the Western Front, Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson immediately took their place among the foremost authorities on the British Army of the Great War. Their cool analysis, based on impressive labours in the archives, was far removed from the crude 'lions led by donkeys' stereoty…


British Bunglers and Butchers of World War One

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Book review by Gary Sheffield. I should at once declare an interest. In July 1996 the BBC screened a Timewatch documentary on Douglas Haig. Dr. Laffin appeared as the main counsel for the prosecution, while I, along with several other historians, acted for the accused. Inevitably, the demands of television over-simplified the issues - I am by no m…


Above the Trenches - Supplement

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Book review by Gary Sheffield. Above the Trenches - A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-20 first appeared in 1990 and was a mine of useful information. This Supplement consists of more of the same: brief biographies of pilots omitted from the original book, plus other information that the indefati…


Forgotten Victory

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Book Review by David Filsell. Although published last year, lack of a publisher's copy has sadly long delayed the review of Gary Sheffield's Forgotten Victory in Stand To! Fortunately, apart from his 'day job' - Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course - he is well known through his regular, and effective, expositions of revision…


093: December 2011/January 2012

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The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army

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Reviewed by David Filsell. In the last four years three new biographies of Douglas Haig have been published. Each, of the works helps mark the fact that the Field Marshal is being seen not as ‘butcher and bungler’ but as a figure of historical importance and deserving of sober unemotional analysis. Douglas Haig’s post-Great War reputation has fol…


Sport, Training and Leadership in the British Army in the First World War

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Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton will be giving a talk on ‘Sport, Training and Leadership in the British Army in the First World War’  ‘This paper examines the role played by sport, especially football, in the British army in the Edwardian period and the First World War. It argues that sport was seen as an important vehicle f…


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…


BOOK NOW: ‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8th September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…


REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

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Tally Ho Centre, Birmingham : 2 June 2018 7th President's Conference 'German Spring Offensives'   Availability: almost 100 tickets already sold. Speakers: Jonathan Boff, Jim Beach, Alison Hine, Chris Baker Fee: £30 per person Remember: £50 combined fee when you book this and the York conference Book via the WFA booking page or via the WF…