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'Messines 1917' a talk given by Rob Thompson


Rob Thompson, an “accidental” military historian who prior to becoming an independent military historian taught at the “War Studies Group” (Birmingham University). Finding himself in a Twentieth Century Military History class as part of his undergraduate degree, he elected to present a paper on “Lions Led by Donkeys”, only to be surprised by what h…

'Battlefields in Miniature: The Messines Model on Cannock Chase' with Martin Brown


Martin Brown—Battlefields in Miniature: The Messines Model on Cannock Chase Martin Brown is a professional archaeologist of thirty years’ experience. In addition to his career as an archaeological consultant Martin is Chair of ‘No Man's Land’, the European Group for Great War Archaeology. He is director of excavations at Plogsteert. Martin is auth…

'The Battle of Messines: Myths and Anti-Myths' a talk by Simon Jones


Simon Jones will be talking about The Battle of Messines, the myths and anti-myths. IMAGE: Messines Ridge from Hill 63, George Edmund Butler.   

'Messines Ridge' a talk by Niall Cherry


  Niall is an ex-RAMC soldier with a deep interest in the two major conflicts of the 20th century. He has published 8 books on these conflicts including, “Most Unfavourable Ground”, on the Battle of Loos. He has visited the Western Front on many occasions.   'Messines Ridge' - on 7 June 1917 a painstakingly planned attack is launched on Messines…

The Surrey Branch Tour of the 1917 Battlefields


The Surrey Branch tour for 2017 will cover the 1917 battlefields of Arras, Messines and Third Ypres. The detailed itinerary is as follows: Saturday September 23rd The luxury coach departs from Reigate College (where there is secure free car parking) at 07:00 and we cross to the battlefield via Eurotunnel. The tour starts at Lijssenthoek Military…

'The Irish at Messines' a talk by Dr Tim Bowman


Dr Tim Bowman will give a talk at the Irish at Messines. We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.   IMAGE: The Irish Brigade going back to a rest  after taking Guillemont in September 1916. 

'Hopping the Bags: 33 Australian Imperial Force at Messines' by Alistair Fraser


Alistair Fraser will be giving a talk on the 33 AIF at Messines. Visitors and new members welcome. We ask for a small donation of £2 which includes light supper. Meetings 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. 

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