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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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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…