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'Glum Heroes' a talk by Peter Hodgkinson


Peter Hodgkinson's talk is entitled "Glum Heroes - Hardship, Fear and Death - Resilience and Coping in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1918.   This talk considers the way fear was expressed and controlled in trench warfare; and the ways in which stoicism, manliness and the norms of the early 20th century society assisted in its control…

'Towards Victory' The Western Front Association York Conference 2018 - 7 July 2018


The Western Front Association's 2018 York Conference Saturday 7th July   Tickets will also be available on the door   The programme of talks and the speakers are as follows:    Tommies in 1918 Taff Gillingham Taff is a professional military adviser for film, television and theatre. He is one of the foremost authorities on the experience of …

'Clearing the Dead' by Dr Peter Hodgkinson


Dr Peter Hodgkinson talks about the huge effort required after the war to try and recover and identify the dead soldiers, and the organisation of the teams that scoured the battlefields and carried out the exhumations.

'The Battle Of The Selle - 4th Army Operations, 17-31 Oct 1918' with Dr Peter Hodgkinson


The Battle of the Selle is one of the forgotten battles of the Great War, yet it must be regarded as one of this nations greatest military victories. This talk will reveal how the balance of contributions for all arms would vary from battle to battle. The weather at the Selle denied the BEF intelligence from the air. Fourth Army did not know the …

Fear and Courage in Trench Warfare


Dr Peter Hodgkinson returns to the Durham branch to discuss the psychological effects of trench warfare.   All are welcome. 

REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences


  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…

'Uncovering the Dead' with Dr Peter E Hodgkinson


The clearance and burial of the remains of dead soldiers had practical, psychological, social and political connotations. In this paper, 'Clearing the Dead', Peter Hodgkinson considers all of these facto With a lifelong interest in the Great War, Peter toured the Western Front from the late 1960s. He was one of the first to graduate with distinct…