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'Combat Motivation at Gallipoli' with Professor Gary Sheffield 22 February FREE EVENT

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Combat Motivation at Gallipoli: A Study in Military Sociology and Military History Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton. Morale and combat motivation of soldiers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries remains a lively area of research for sociologists and historians. In this paper, drawing upon extensive primary research, G…


Commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge : 29 & 30 September

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The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge was removed earlier this year for refurbishment. It will be be restored to its brick plinth in a ceremony at the Riqueval Bridge at 4pm on Saturday 29 September This commemorates the capture of the bridge 100 years ago by a company of the 6th Battalion, North Staffor…


Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

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The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…


'Morale, Discipline and Military Effectiveness at Cape Helles in the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915' a talk by Professor Gary Sheffield

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Professor Gary Sheffield will be giving a talk called 'All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out? on morale, discipline  and military effectiveness at Cape Helles in the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915.  The talk will examine morale and discipline of British troops at Cape Helles in the Gallipoli campaign, using the sociologist Anthony King's work as a model. …


First War World - The Shaping Of The Modern World with Prof. Gary Sheffield

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Sir Max Hastings has described Gary as “One of Britain’s foremost historians of the First World War, insightful, original, and superbly informed’ so I’m delighted that he has agreed to come and talk to the branch. Currently professor of war studies at Wolverhampton University, his academic career started in the Dept of War Studies, Royal Military …


Professor Gary Sheffield pays tribute to his predecessor as Honorary President of The Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE

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  I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor as Honorary President of the Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE. Peter has been active in the WFA over many years, latterly in the Cheltenham and Gloucester branch. When Corelli Barnett stepped down, Peter was an obvious choice to succeed him as President of the WFA, as he is on…


13-14 June: ‘Armageddon: The Second World War in Comparative Perspective’

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This Two Day Conference. ‘Armageddon: The Second World War in Comparative Perspective’ includes material on the First World War from The Western Front Association Hon President Gary Sheffield comparing the 1944-45 campaign with 1916-18 anD Dr Jenny Macleod speaking on lessons from 2014-18.     The Second World War was not a standalone conflict …