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'The British Army in Mesopotamia' with Paul Knight


Dr Knight bases the talk on his book The British Army in Mesopotamia 1914-18, with his own insights from two operational tours in Iraq.  The talk focuses on the technological and tactical developments, the international dimension and relationship with other theatres of the war.

'First into Jerusalem' a talk by Sam Eedle


Sam Eedle will give a presentation on the British Army's arrival into Jerusalem during the First World War. 

'The British Army in North West Persia 1919-1921' with Phil Ventham


Phil Ventham will give a presentation on the British Army in North West Persia (Mesopotamia) 1919-1921.    IMAGE: A British officer from the Dunsterforce watches a Russian instructing a group of Persian police at Resht. (C) IWM Q 24960

'The British Army in Mesopotamia' with Paul Knight


In this talk Paul Knight will explain why he thinks Mesopotamia – Iraq – was the greatest of the Great War's 'sideshows', being a far more successful campaign despite being overshadowed by both the Gallipoli and Palestine campaigns. He will examine the international dimension as well as technological and tactical developments including a successful…

'The Indian Army in the First World War' a presentation by Major Gordon Corrigan MBE 8 March 2018


The Indian Army in the First World War - Major Gordon Corrigan MBE Thursday 8th March 2018, 6pm A free and open lecture at the University of Kent, organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Gateways to the First World War project. The British Expeditionary Force that crossed to Europe in August 1914 was said, then and now, to b…

Malaria in the Great War


A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation)   Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8)   Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, wi…

'The British Army in Mesopotamia 1914-1918': a talk by Paul Knight


The campaign in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) was one of the great sideshows of the Great War, reaching a ration strength of 440,000 men. It is also one of the least well known, except for the Siege of Kut. Yet either side of Kut was a remarkably well fought campaign in the worst in the worst of environmental conditions. General Townsend’s 1915 adv…

FREE EVENT 'Away from the Western Front' : Salonika, Palestine & Mesopotamia - National Conference 30 October


'Away from the Western Front' National Conference Programme 09.00 Venue open for exhibitors to set up 10.00 Registration, refreshments on arrival 10.30 Opening remarks – Lyn Edmonds, Project Director 10.35 Introduction – Robin Clutterbuck, National Coordinator 10.40 'A Most Cosmopolitan Front: Defining features of the Salonika Campaign 1915…

21 January 1916 : 3118 Pte Frederick C Baldwyn, 1/4th Bn Hampshire Regt.


Born in Conderton, Worcestrershire, at the outbreak of war in 1914 Frederick was living on his father’s farm at Eversley, Hampshire. One of seven children, Frederick became a labourer and bricklayer. He enlisted at Salisbury in September 1914. Sent overseas on 18 March 1915, he travelled to Mesopotamia, joining up with his battalion en route fr…