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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…


Who's Who at The Western Front Association

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Patrons, Presidents, Trustees and Appointees of The Western Front Association  Founded by John Giles. Inaugurated 11 November 1980. Registered Charity No. 298365.   Patrons of The Western Front Association  Sir Hew Strachan FRSE FRHistS Professor Peter Simkins MBE FRHistS   Honorary President of The Western Front Association  Professor Gary…


033: Winter 1991

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034: Spring 1992

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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

 



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…


‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

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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 6-8 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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  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…


Stand To! Online

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In 1982 a survey went out with Issue. No.5 of Stand To! It asked members what they were interested in. This list of ‘requests’ immediately fed into the content for the following decade and represents the exceptional broad range of material readers and researchers can enjoy. These are the items that interested readers then:  Artillery War Artist…


Douglas Haig War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

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ISBN: 0 297 84702 3  HB 550 pages £25.00  Published by Weindenfeld & Nicholson. Edited by Gary Sheffield & John Bourne. No one General has suffered such vilification over the years as Douglas Haig. In this most recent edited version of his famous, some would say infamous diaries the reader at last comes to see the man for what he was, a ma…


'Digging up the Trenches - The Archeology of the Western Front' by Andrew Robertshaw

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Andrew Robertshaw will be giving a presentation on the Archeology of the Western Front.   Digging the Trenches is essential reading and unlikely to be displaced as the best single accessible book on the archaeology of the Western Front for years to come.' Gary Sheffield.   Andrew Robertshaw - Digging the Trenches: Archaeology of the Western F…


How the Allies won The War in 1918

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Prof. Gary Sheffield - How the Allies won The War in 1918 Branch member, Academic, and prolific author, Gary Sheffield is sure to give a fascinating talk, usually encompassing his last research.  An annual event that is not to be missed.  


Military Historian: My Part in the Birth and Development of War Studies 1966–2016 by Brian Bond

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By Brian Bond Helion, £19.95, 152pp, hb, ills. ISBN: 978–191–239–040–3  Brian Bond is one of the most significant British military historians of the last 50 years. Specialising in the period 1914 to 1945, he has a string of important books to his credit: Liddell Hart – A Study of his Military Thought, (1972); British Military Policy between the…


Two Sides of the Same Bad Penny? Gallipoli and the Western Front, a Comparison

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Editor Michael LoCicero Helion, £26.96, hb, 266pp, 22 ills, 4 maps, notes, refs and index. ISBN: 978–191–109–668–9 The sub–title – Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison – suggests a comparative study of various aspects of these two quite different theatres of war. Given that the Gallipoli campaign was relatively short and that fighting o…


Long Long Trail A–winding: Centenary Perspectives on the Great War Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac

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Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac The Society of Army Historical Research, Special Publication No.18, £10.00+p&p postage and packing, 173pp, 38 ills, tables and maps. Copies are available from the Honorary Editor, Andrew Cormack (editor@sahr.org.uk). Invoices will be sent after posting. Please do not send money with your order. PayPal facility is avai…


6 July 'Ends and Beginnings: Legacies of the Great War'

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A one day conference about the legacies of the Great War will be held at the National Army Museum on Saturday 6 July. Doors open 9:30am. Start 10:00am finish 5:00pm.  ‘Ends and Beginnings: Legacies of the Great War’ will explore aspects of the conflict following the Armistice on 11 November 1918.   Organised jointly by The Western Front Associ…


Branch January Meeting - Prof. Gary Sheffield - Amateur Soldiers

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Professor Gary Sheffield - Amateur soldiers in Britain and the Empire 1912– 1920 Branch member, President of the WFA, and Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, Gary will give his customary lecture on his latest area of research—not to be missed on any account.      


5 October : 'To End All Wars. The Aftermath and Legacy of the First World War'.

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Professor Gary Sheffield and Gerry White will be presenting at this one day conference Venue: Port Centre, Alexandra Road, North Dock, Dublin, DO1.  Time: 9:30am Registration 10:00am  Start 05:00pm Closes Talks Professor Gary Sheffield : ‘Hinge of the 20th Century: The Aftermath of the First World War’ Gerry White : 'From Gunner to Guerril…