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‘Now is the Winter of our discontent’ - Somme Dec 1916 - March 1917' a talk by Sean Godfrey

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The period from when the Somme battle officially ended to operation Alberich, the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. IMAGE. Ice broken up by shell fire on the battlefield at Beaumont Hamel, December 1916 Q 1683  


'Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line' a talk by Clive Harris

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On 29 September 1918 a force of British, Australian and US Troops attempted to break the Hindenburg Line between Bellicourt and Bony. Despite sharing doctrine and fighting over similar ground against the same enemy, each of allied armies experienced very different days. Clive will examine the reasons behind such polar opposite battles by consideri…


'Breaking the Hindenburg Line' with Clive Harris

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Clive Harris will give a talk on the Hindenburg Line.    IMAGE: Breaking the Hindenburg Line, by Will Longstaff. ART03023


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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…


'The Long Arduous Road to Victory Part 2: The Tank Corps from Cambrai to the Armistice' by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt

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Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt will be giving a presentation on the Tank Corps from Cambrai to the Armistice.   In less than two years between January 1916 and November 1917, the British tanks went from the first tank 'Mother' through their first and modest support to the infantry at the Battle of Flers in September 1916, the disaster of Bullencourt …


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 …


How the Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid on 29 September 1918

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The Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid by ten British soldiers led by their 22 year old Captain on the morning of 29 September 1918. Dr Spencer Jones of the University of Wolverhampton appears on BBC Breakfast TV to explain the importance of the daring and successful attack across the Riqueval Bridge over the St. Quentin Ca…


The Capture of the Riqueval Bridge - Interview with Former Brigadier Jim Tanner

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Enjoy in full this captivating, deeply researched and fully understood story behind the taking of the Riqueval Bridge on 29 September 1914. Hear  Former Brigadier Jim Tanner talking about the capture of Riqueval Bridge on 29 September 1918 from a soldier’s point of view as he is prompted by military historian Dr Tom Thorpe. This 26 minute Q &a…


CONFERENCE: '1918: The End of War' : 1 December

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The First World War Research Group Study Day Speakers: Professor Stephen Badsey        ‘“The War Must Be Ended”: 1918 on the Western Front’ Dr Spencer Jones ‘British Memoirs of the Great War’ Colonel Alistair McClusky ‘The Battles of the Hindenburg Line 1918: Haig’s Operational Masterpiece’. Dr Ol…