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‘The Nivelle Offensive of 1917’ by John G Chester

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The Nivelle Offensive started in April 1917 and continued until May 1917. The huge offensive, involving 1.2 million men, was the plan of Robert Nivelle, Commander-in-Chief of the French Army. By the time the Nivelle Offensive was over, tens of thousands of Allied troops had been killed or wounded; the French Army had been pushed to mutiny in over h…


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…


With Snow on Their Boots. The Tragic Odyssey of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France During World War I

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Book Review by Christina Holstein. This is an exceedingly interesting book, which covers events whose details may not be well known to readers of Stand To! The author tells the story of how two Russian Brigades of approximately 22,000 men came to fight for the Allies in France (Champagne) in 1916-1917 - 'sold for shells' was the popular phrase use…