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2017 Spring Conference and AGM

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2017 Spring Conference and AGM University of Northumbria Newcastle upon TyneNE2 1XE Saturday, 6th May 2017 Programme for the day 9.30 am Doors open. Teas/Coffees 10.15 am Welcome by the Chairman 10.20 am 'British casualty evacuation from the Somme, July 1916: success or failure?' by Jeremy Higgins 11.20 am 'Winning with Laughter: Cartoonists…


'The Third Battle of Ypres' a talk given by Professor John Derry

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Making a very welcome return to the branch is the superb Professor John Derry who has become - by popular demand - a regular speaker at our branch meetings.   For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is indelibly associated with the conditions in which the campaign ended – many people think that Passchendaele was the only battle that was fought …


'The Third Battle of Ypres' with Professor John Derry

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Professor John Derry will be giving a presentation on the Third Battle of Ypres. For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is indelibly associated with the conditions in which the campaign ended – many people think that Passchendaele was the only battle that was fought – and the appalling casualties. Only historians remember Plumer’s success at th…


'The Third Battle of Ypres' by Prof. John Derry

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Professor John Derry will give a talk on the Third Battle of Ypres. We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm. IMAGES: The Menin Road out of Ypres on 26 September 1917. IWM (Q 2905) The interior of an Australian advanced dressing station on the Menin Road, 20 September 1917. 


'Third Ypres 1917' by Professor John Derry

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Prof. John Derry will be giving a talk on Third Ypres 1917. Visitors and new members welcome. We ask for a small donation of £2 which includes light supper. Meetings 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. 


'The Battle of Third Ypres' a talk given by Professor John Derry

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Prof. John Derry will be giving a talk on Third Ypres.   The strategic objectives of the Ypres salient were sounder than those of the Somme a year earlier and the British did well in three of the campaign’s five phases. Ludendorff later said that he was dreading the possible resumption of a British offensive in Flanders, and this was one reason f…


'Third Ypres' a talk by Professor John Derry

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Although usually known by the ultimate battle in winter conditions for the village of Passchendaele, Third Ypres had commenced in the summer with a innovative attack along the Messines Ridge. Professor Derry considers how the fighting developed over increasingly treacherous terrain. IMAGE: The Battle of Pilckem Ridge. An advanced British 18 pounde…


'Third Ypres 1917’ a talk by Professor John Derry

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Join Prof. John Derry and other members of the Kent (East) branch of the Western Front Association for a presentation on Third Ypres.


Durham WFA First World War Centenary Conference

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Our Guest Speakers introduced by Conference Chairman Prof. John Derry are:   The Nivelle Offensive: Dr David Murphy (Maynooth University, Ireland) The 1917 U-Boat Campaign Reconsidered: Prof. Eric Grove (Liverpool Hope University, Ret'd) German Defence in Depth at Third Ypres: Dr Matthias Strohn (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst) The Battle o…


‘Impressive in Futility': the German High Seas Fleet - by Prof John Derry

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One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German antagonism before 1914 was the German decision to build a modern battlefleet, with the consequent Anglo-German naval race. Though the German High Seas Fleet was an excellent navy – well-trained officers and men, superbly designed capital ships and outstanding gunnery – it was never able to break the Royal…