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108: January 2017 Open Access Copy

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'A Kick up the Arras' a talk by Peter Hart

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  The renowned historian Peter Hart will give a presentation called "A Kick up the Arras". Themed on the events surrounding the town in April through to May 1917. With the town in British hands the Tommie's had to contend themselves with conducting their daily life's from the tunnels running under the town. Meeting at the Sobraon Barracks on Burt…


'Guns at Passchendaele, 1917' a talk by Peter Hart

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A talk given by Peter hart on Passchendaele.   IMAGES: British 18 pounder taking up new positions near Boesinghe, 31 July 1917. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Public Domain.  Aerial view of Passchendaele village before and after the battle. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Public Domain.     



'Guns at Passchendaele 1917’ a talk by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum. Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive. He will be talking about Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917.  IMAGE: photograph of Peter Hart  courtesy of Rog…


‘Aces Falling: War on the Trenches, 1918’ a talk given by Peter Hart

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This month the Milton Keynes branch welcomes back Peter Hart to give another of his entertaining and informative talks; this month Peter's topic is that of flying aces lost during 1918.



'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.



'Flashbacks from the Front - Personal experience and oral history' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on personal experience and the First World War.    We meet at the White Horse Inn, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8ST on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm



'Ypres of Trouble: The RFC at Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the Royal Flying Corps at the Third Battles of Ypres 'Passchendaele'.    We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  VENUE: Allotment Social Club, North Terrace, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE27 ODN.  


'The Americans on the Meuse-Argonne' by Peter Hart

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The Americans on the Meuse-Argonne by Peter Hart   Peter Hart, Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum. Peter studied at Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive.   IMAGE: This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Pho…


'Not again: The Battle of the Aisne, 27 May 1918' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the 3rd battle of the Aisne which started in the early morning hours of May 27, 1918, when the German army began the battle with an attack on Allied positions at the Chemin des Dames ridge, in the Aisne River region of France.



'American Expeditionary Force on the Meuse Argonne 1918' with Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a presentation on the AEF in the Meuse Argonne in 1918.    IMAGE:A column of American troops marching past British soldiers resting on the side of the road, France, in 1917 or 1918. (CC) International Encyclopedia of the First World War. 




'Not Again! The German Offensive of the Aisne May 1918' with Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the background to the third major thrust of the German Spring Offensives. Concentrating on personal reactions of men at the end of their tether. 


100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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104: September 2015 Special Edition

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106: July 2016 Special Edition

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Western Front 100 Seminar

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - Men on the Spot - Some BEF Divisional and Brigade Commanders in the Hundred Days Jack Sheldon - The German Army in the Allied Advance Peter Hart - The American…


‘The Winning Formula’ The Suffolk Branch Annual WWI Conference

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‘The Winning Formula’ will be held at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich Saturday 11th August, starting at 10 am. It will feature the following speakers: Professor Peter Simkins - The British Army in 1918. Jack Sheldon - The condition of the German Army. Peter Hart - The arrival of the USA. There will then be a discussion chaired by T…


Journey's End - The Surrey Branch Seminar - November 2018

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Email Caroline Haley, Programme Secretary,
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'The Last Battle - Endgame On The Western Front' with Peter Hart

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By August 1918, the outcome of the Great War was not in doubt: the Allies would win. But what was unclear was how this defeat would play out, would the Germans hold on, prolonging the fighting deep into 1919, with the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, or could the war be won in 1918? In this talk, Peter Hart will bring to life the dramatic …


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…


Guns at Passchendaele Peter Hart (1)

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Peter will be talking about the battle of Passchendaele and the use and types of guns used in this.


Aces Falling, War Above The Trenches, 1918

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  By Peter Hart ISBN: 978 0 297 84653 6 HB 386 £22.50 Published by Weidenfield & Nicholson. Peter Hart, as one has come to expect, has written a first class account of the 1918 Air War. He has used his intimate knowledge of Great War veterans to illuminate their vital part in achieving the hard won victories in the late summer and autumn of 1…


"Aces Falling: War over the Trenches, 1918" - By Peter Hart

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                        No stranger this guy, Peter Hart making his annual pilgrimage to Chesterfield. His presentation will be ` "Aces Falling: War over the Trenches, 1918" Peter is an oral historian at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and also runs tours to WW1 battlefields. He has published many important histories on the First World War, which h…


An 'Historians Do Drink' Conference

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The purpose of this conference is to encourage consideration of the role of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in the Allied Victory of 1918   Speakers Alex Churchill: Haig and George V Peter Hart: Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?  Charles Messenger: Haig and Planning the Battle of Amiens, 8/1918. Rob Thompson: Haig and Logist…


'The Americans on the Argonne' with Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a talk on the Americans on the Argonne.  Peter Hart is the oral historian at the Imperial War Museum and has written several titles on the First World War. His latest books for Profile are Gallipoli, The Great War and Voices from the Front. IMAGE: Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Div…


'Aces Falling: War over the Trenches,1918' by Peter Hart

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At the beginning of 1918 the great aces seemed invincible. Flying above the battlefields of the Western Front, they cut a deadly swathe through the ranks of their enemies, as each side struggled to keep control of the air. Some were little more than boys when they started to fly, yet they were respected and feared as some of the deadliest killers i…


'Not Again! Battle of the Aisne 1918' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a talk on the Battle of Aisne, 1918. The Third Battle of the Aisne started in the early morning hours of May 27, 1918. This was when the German army attacked Allied positions at the Chemin des Dames ridge, in the Aisne River region of France. However, the advance eventually stalled. With supply shortages and lack of reserv…


'The American Expeditionary Force on the Argonne' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) on the Argonne in 1918.    IMAGE: Decoration of regimental colors by General Passaga, 32nd French Army Corps. 


Stand To! 1 to 109 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-109 Contents    Stand To!  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care …


Journey's End - The Surrey Branch Seminar

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Journey’s End A seminar reflecting on the events of 1918 and the legacy of WW1 Surrey branch of the Western Front Association Saturday, 3rd November 2018 at Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey £30 per person (includes refreshments and buffet lunch) 09:15 – 09:55 Registration and Coffee & Tea 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome from Andy Thompson, Chair,…


Journey’s End : Surrey Branch Seminar : 3 November

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This day long seminar hosted by the Surrey Branch of The Western Front Association will reflect on the events of 1918 and the legacy of the First World War. The speakers and their talks: Chris Baker : Six miles from victory; German offensive in Flanders, April 1918 Peter Hart : The Last Battle : Endgame on the Western Front, 1918 Richard Van E…


FREE EVENT - Remembering The Great War #GreatWar100 : 9 & 10 November

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#GreatWar100 brings members of the public together with experts on the First World. At this free event, there will be a series of fascinating short talks, an extensive, interactive programme for children, the chance to purchase books, collectables and exclusive centenary memorabilia and the opportunity to learn about the work and achievements of …