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Kut: The Death of an Army.

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Review by Timothy Heck. Kut’s tragedy rings out as “the most abject capitulation in Britain's military history."  Given British defeat at Yorktown in 1781 and the 1942 surrender of Singapore, this is quite a claim for a battle on the periphery of the Great War. Led into defeat by General Charles Townshend, British forces, including a large Indian …


'Crisis at Kut, December 1915 to April 1916' with Alan Wakefield

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Alan Wakefield will give a talk on the Crisis at Kut, December 1915 to April 1916. Having worked as a curator at the National Maritime Museum and RAF Museum, Alan qualified with an MA in Museum Studies from University College London. Between 2000 and 2010 he was employed as a curator in the Photograph Archive of the Imperial War Museum.  Alan cur…


6 February 1917 : 2nd Lieut (Res) Leon Alfred O’Meara

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Only son of Major Walter O’Meara of 11 Talgrath Rd, West Kensighton, former Barrister and mother Annie Mary (née Mackinnon). Educated at St. Edward’s Oxford. Four years a member of the Officers Training Corps and intended entering Pembroke College, Oxford in the autumn of 1916 to study Engineering.  Enlisted the Artists’ Rifles 9 Jan 1916 obtai…


Ep. 160 – The 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment in FWW – Nigel Atter

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Historian Nigel Atter talks about his book on the Great War service of the 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. This is published by Helion. 11 May 2020 : Podcast 160 Nigel Atter, a self-styled ‘independent scholar’ is an active member of the Leicestershire  & Rutland branch of The Western Front Association. His interest in the First Wor…