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'An invisible foe: The 62nd (West Riding) Division' - a talk by Tim Lynch

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In this talk, Tim Lynch will describe one of the 'unknown' battles of the First World War which arguably paved the way for the successful attack on 8th August, which is well remembered as 'The Black Day of the German Army'. The battlefields of the Western Front are usually remembered as desolate moonscapes but in the summer of 1918 troops of the 62…


The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme

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Book Review by Bob Butcher. It was with a certain feeling of 'We've been here before' that I opened this book, afterall, had not so many already explored the Somme from every angle? Moreover I am not too keen on books consisting largely of personal accounts, valuable though these may be. Nonetheless I had not turned many pages before I became engr…


096: January 2013

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Western Front 100 Seminar

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - Men on the Spot - Some BEF Divisional and Brigade Commanders in the Hundred Days Jack Sheldon - The German Army in the Allied Advance Peter Hart - The American…


First World War Centenary Conference

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Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.   Subjects and Guest Speakers   The Allied Strategic Position Before the Spring Offensive - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls, University of Oxford) Why Germany Lost the War in 1918 - Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds) The Collapse of the Aust…


‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8 September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…


Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

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Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.  Subjects and Guest Speakers The Allied Strategic Position Before the Spring Offensive - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls, University of Oxford) Why Germany Lost the War in 1918 - Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds) The Collapse of the Austro-Hu…


Tanks in the Hundred Days - a talk by Lt-Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt

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Lt Col (Ret'd) Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE of the Royal Tank Regiment and the Tank Museum makes a welcome return to the Durham branch to discuss the importance of tanks to the operations of the BEF during the Hundred Days.   All are welcome


BCMH/WFA conference: 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' - The Final Campaigns of the First World War : 27 October

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IMAGE: Mark V tank goes into Battle. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum 'FORGOTTEN VICTORY' is a two-day not-for-profit Central London conference on the final campaigns of the First World War. It is organised by the British Commission for Military History (BCMH) and the Western Front Association (WFA). The conference itself takes place on Sat 27 Oct an…


'The Canadian Corps during the Last Hundred Days' with Jeremy Banning

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Jeremy Banning makes a very welcome return to the branch with his latest talk on the "Canadian Corps in the Last Hundred Days".  Jeremy is a historian, researcher and speaker of great repute and this talk reflects his ongoing enthusiasm and depth of research in following the operations of the corps during the final phase of the war. 


The Final Offensive : The 1993 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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  [This article first appeared in Stand To! 40 pp 5-11] When the Armistice came on 11 November, seventy-five years ago, it took a great many people (including some who should have known better) entirely by surprise and when it proved also to be the end of the War in Europe they were surprised once more. Having failed to perceive it coming, disbel…