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'Kitchener’s Mob' a presentation by Peter Doyle

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Nearly 6 million men served in the ranks of the BEF  between August 1914 and November 1918. A remarkable 2.5 million of those who enlisted were volunteers responding to appeals issued by Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, then the Secretary of State for War. This talk covers the amazing story of ‘Kitchener’s Army’ and its volunteer soldiers, the men of…


Dig Hill 80 Project Whitesheet, 2018

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  In 2015, during test trenching, a team
of archaeologists discovered a well- preserved German strongpoint at a ridge top near the village of Wijtschate (also known as Wytschaete – or ‘Whitesheet’ to the British). What the archaeologists had stumbled upon was unique; a piece of the formidable trench fortress that had remained virtually untouche…


Fritz and Tommy: Across the Barbed Wire

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By Peter Doyle and Robin Schäfer The History Press 2016, £20.00, 288pp, ills (in page), postscript (voices quoted), bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–780–750–956–840 Review by David Filsell   Military historian (and ‘go–to’ television presenter ‘hunk’) Dan Snow’s reputation is now, apparently, such that his view, of Fritz and Tommy as ‘One of the few g…