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'The German Spring Offensive' by Rob Thompson


Rob Thompson will be giving a presentation on the German Spring Offensive of 1918. 

MAP: Wikipedia. German advances 1918. 

IMAGE: Germans passing a captured British trench. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R29407 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I


Reviewed by Timothy Heck.  Works on the American participation in World War I are understandably harder to come by than those of their European counterparts. Books focusing on the experiences of one American unit are harder still. George B. Clark, in Devil Dogs Chronicle, has edited the memoirs, letters, and diaries of members of the 4th Marine Br…

'Der Tag! German Spring Offensive 21st March 1918' by Clive Harris


  The German Spring Offensive is often remembered for large swathes of ground being captures after years of stalemate on the Western Front but was that true? More importantly was it relevant to the progress of the war? This talk will weigh up both the British and German plans actions and outcomes on the first day of the fighting to discover th…

REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences


  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…

'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive' with Jim Beach


Jim Beach will be giving a presentation on British Intelligence during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  Jim's presentation will explain what British intelligence knew in advance of the German offensives of March and April 1918. As he will show, contrary to popular belief, the British were not taken by surprise.

8 April 1918 325151 Pte Arthur Pickles MM, 2/7th Bn Ryl Warwickshire Regt


From Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancashire, Arthur was born in 1896. He was conscripted into the army in the spring of 1916 and allocated to the 2/7th Warwicks the following year after being sent to the Western Front in June 1917. After taking part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, Arthur was heavily involved in the defensive …