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096: January 2013

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The Final One Hundred Days of the Western Front

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Introduction The British involvement in war on the Western Front lasted for 1,294 days: from the 12th of August 1914 - when the first elements of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) arrived in France - until the 11th November 1918, when the Armistice took effect. For each of those days an average of 1,751 men were wounded and 436 died (the latte…


Arthur Boyle Private and Pensioner

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  Painting by Diane Lavery 1998 from a photograph of Arthur Boyle taken in 1917     Arthur Boyle, born in 1894, from Castlemaine in Co. Kerry, volunteered to serve in the South Irish Horse on 25 January 1917. He was one of over 200,000 Irish men who volunteered to serve in the British army in the First World War. The great majority came from wha…


Commemorating the restoration of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial

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In glorious weather on the once British-held part of the Western Front, Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaff and WFA European Officer Any Tongue took part alongside VIPs, dignitaries and guests in the rededication of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial. (Next to the newly rededicated Riqueval Bridge Memorial) In attendance were the great …


CANCELLED-'Hindenburg Line 1918' by Simon Peaple

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Simon Peaple, a published author, will be giving a illustrated presentation on 'The Hindenburg Line 1918' so if you would like to learn  more about this formidable German defensive feature please come a join us for what should be an very informative evening.  


Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the British Expeditionary Force by Rob Thompson

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The German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, 14 March – 5 April, 1917, is something of a footnote in the study of Great War military operations yet the engineering and logistic lessons taught were of crucial importance to the success of BEF mobile operations in 1918. It represented the BEF’s only experience of a mobile pursuit against an enemy re…