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SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


Pending Advice > 1 May : A World Aflame - Illuminating new perspectives on the Great War

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Contact the organisers closer to the time to know if this event is going ahead or not.   70 million men served in the First World War. Countless millions more lives were affected, whether through munitions production, medical services or familial ties. This FREE student-run conference will bring together current research on non-military histori…


Chilwell – the VC factory

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In 1914 the British armaments industry was primarily geared to supplying the needs of the Royal Navy, export markets, and a small regular army. The Navy’s and Army’s relatively modest armament needs were largely met by state-owned factories and a handful of private firms. But by autumn 1914, it was clear that the essentially static trench warfare o…


The Low Moor Munitions Factory Explosion

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Monday, August 21 in 1916 was a fine and sunny day, but would be remembered in the area of Low Moor - which is a small town to the south of Bradford, in West Yorkshire - for many years. However, over the decades, the memories of this day have faded and the unimaginable horror that took place is now largely forgotten. A clue as to the events of thi…


'Sights to make angels weep' - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 6 December 1917. Presentation by Nigel Crompton

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On a crisp winter morning, the Canadian city of Halifax and surrounding area was devastated by an explosion. Two boats had collided. One was a floating arsenal of explosives. The dead number thousands, but then nature took a hand in the tragic incident. All will be explained by Nigel. His presentation includes numerous facts, plans and photographs.…


Cheltenham in the Great War - Neela Mann

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Cheltenham in the Great War is the first book to portray the town, its people and the impact of the 'war to end all war' from the declaration of war in 1914 to Armistice Day in 1918. Almost 1,000 Cheltenham women left by train every day for munitions work, hundreds made airplanes in the Winter Gardens, many were nurses and most former suffragettes …