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007: Spring 1983

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021: Winter 1987

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034: Spring 1992

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036: Winter 1992

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Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

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  There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going to and from sea via Ostende and Zeebrugge were important factors in the strategic judgement that led to the Third Battle of Ypres. The fears of the Admiralty that the contribution these boats were making to the overall unrestrict…


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…


Amiens to the Armistice: The BEF in the Hundred Days' Campaign 8 August - 11 November 1918

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Book review by Ann Clayton. Both authors, being Senior Lecturers in the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst, demonstrate their ability to analyse the complexities of military actions, and this hundred-day campaign was more complex than most. It was also 'the greatest in British military history', and the one 'in which ground forces under Britis…


Haig – Foch – Pershing, The Battle of St Mihiel 1918 with Michael O’Brien

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St Mihiel is noteworthy because it was the first set piece battle planned by Americans and carried out under American command. This talk by Michael O'Brien will cover the personalities involved; the battle itself and the German analysis of the situation.   It remains a controversial event and the issues which arose will be discussed.


074: September 2005

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080: September 2007

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Dr Jonathan Boff: Haig's Enemy - Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front

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No German general spent longer fighting the BEF on the Western Front than Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Exploring the war through his eyes enables us not only to study the German army in detail but also to see the British army in a new and unfamiliar light. This talk will explore both aspects.   Dr Jonathan Boff is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies …


BUY the Limited Edition mug featuring Sir Douglas Haig's 'Backs to the Wall' Order of 11th April.

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To commemorate the 1918 Spring Offensive, the Western Front Association has commissioned a Limited Edition mug featuring Sir Douglas Haig's 'Backs to the Wall' Order of 11th April.

 

Cost: £17 (Incl: P&P)

 

Available now > Commemoration Mug

 

 


Tackling the six biggest classroom clichés of the First World War

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Teaching the Great War and tackling the classroom clichés Teaching History at School Image from 'Peace and War Internaitonal Relations 1900-1939 GCSE Modern World History by Steven Waugh and John Wright for EDEXCEL Teaching the Great War Originally published by the Journal of the Centre for First World Studies in 2002. This was posted with pe…


Field Marshall Haig assessed by John Terraine

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Field Marshall Haig Essay on Leadership and War (John Terraine. First published in Stand To! Number 26, Summer 1989 and originally uploaded to the old Wesstern Front Assocaition website 19 May 2008) The Seventieth Anniversary of the First World War 1918, the 'year of victory' was 'Haig's year' if it was anybody's. In 1988, when the seventieth…


Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War

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  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke out, it became known as the First World War (also written as WW1). However, many war historians, this author inc…


Haig and the Cavalry

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By Bob Bushaway Reproduced with the permission of the 'Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies'.   Why are historians interested in Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and his reputation? There are probably three main reasons. First, he remains one of the most controversial figures in British history, both the victor of Britain’s Great War…


An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied Victory of 1918   Speakers Alex Churchill: Haig and George V Peter Hart: Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?  Charles Messenger: Haig and Planning the Battle of Amiens, 8/1918. Rob Thompson: Haig and Logist…