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'Germany's Strategy in 1917' by Dr. Tony Cowan


Dr Tony Cowan is a former British diplomat who took a PhD at King's College London. His thesis is on German operational command on the Western Front in 1917. He has contributed book chapters on regional identities in the German army, and on the development of German defensive tactics. 

'Stabbed in the Back' a talk by Peter Edwards


In this presentation, about the German General Staff and economic mismanagement during the Great War, Peter will make the case that the OHL (the Supreme Army Command of the German Army) failed manifestly to organise a war economy. He will explain how the Germans failed to exploit occupied territories, thus making the pursuit of either Vernichtungs…

'Germany in 2 World Wars (or why the Germans are bad at war)' by John Bourne


In the second of the afternoon's presentations, we are delighted to welcome back to the branch Prof John Bourne. John will describe how Germany’s armed forces proved to be formidable adversaries in two world wars, inflicting defeats on two major military powers, Russia (in 1918) and France (in 1940), before succumbing to the combined strength of t…