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'J.R.R. Tolkien and the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers on the Somme' with John Bourne

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Professor John Bourne has been doing some work on J.R.R. Tolkien and the Great War with his friend Tom Shippey, a world authority on Tolkien.  John's talk will go through this work. John M Bourne taught History at Birmingham University for 30 years before his retirement in September 2009. He founded the Centre for First World War Studies of which …


'The First 100,000' with Prof John Bourne

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Prof John Bourne will give a presentation on the First 100,000.   On the outbreak of war, Kitchener, the new Minister for war, envisaged a long struggle. With reservations as to the effectiveness of the Territorial Force he set about recruiting the 100,000 men who would form K1. Professor John Bourne reviews the birth of the first volunteer army.…