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First World War Day in Walthamstow Village

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The First World War Day in Walthamstow Village event is the outcome of a partnership between East London Western Front Association, Waltham Forest: Vestry House Museum and St Mary’s Church. This is the second time we have worked together on a the First World War Day in Walthamstow Village Last year in May 2017, the First World War Day in Walthams…


Sea Soldiers - The Royal Naval Division & Scotland

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Dr Andrew Jeffrey   With flags flying and their band playing It’s a long way to Tipperary, 157 men of the Dundee Company, Royal Navy Reserve marched to war in August 1914. If they were expecting to fight a naval battle they were mistaken. When war broke out the Royal Navy had 13,000 reservists for whom it had no ships. These men were formed into …


Bloody Paralyser - The Heavy Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

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Rob Langham. This talk tells the story of the largest British bombers of the First World War and the men who flew them. Introduced in 1915, this twin-engine monster with a 100-foot wingspan was designed to be a ‘Bloody Paralyser’ to the Germans. Operating mainly at night, the Handley Page bombers attacked Germany and German-occupied towns and citi…


In Search of the Unknown Warrior

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Ron Scrimgeor The story of the 'Unknown Warrior' has fascinated Ron Scrimgeour for more than forty years. His research began then with the Ministry of Defence and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Military matters were not a high priority then and the Vietnam War summed up an unofficial attitude – that the military were a necessary evil and …


Defending the Forth

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Gordon Barclay & Ron Morris   The great Forth Fortress was defended from 1880 to 1977, when the final traditional defensive capabilities were abandoned. Increasingly complex defences were built between the Isle of May and the Forth Rail Bridge to detect, block and sink enemy warships and submarines. The threat of an expansionist Germany incre…


'Wartime Cartoonists: Introducing the Artists and Their Work' by Pip Gregory

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About the talk: This talk introduces some of the key - and some of the forgotten - cartoonists of the Great War. It examines the iconic images the war has left us, the humour behind them, and the background of the people who provided these sketches. This includes the the voices of W. Heath Robinson, the Punch table artists Bernard Partridge and Leo…