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'War With the Ottoman Empire' by Dave Wright

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Speaker: Dave Wright The Ottoman Empire participated in World War I as one of the Central Powers. The Ottoman Empire entered the war by carrying out a surprise attack on Russia's Black Sea coast on 29 October 1914, with Russia responding by declaring war on it on November 1, 1914. Ottoman forces fought the Allies in the Balkans and the Middle Ea…


The Emperors: How Europe’s Rulers were destroyed by The First World War

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By Gareth Rusell Amberley Publishing, 2015, £9.99, 227pp, soft covers; illustrated plus notes, bibliography and index Also available in hardback. ISBN 978-1-4456-5020-0 Book review by Barbara Taylor   To understand how the First World War came about, it is necessary to understand the way in which regimes in the main empires involved operated. …


'History of the Austro-Hungarian War' by Dr Graham Kemp

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26 September Dr Graham Kemp will be giving a presentation on the History of the Austro-Hungarian War.  Graham is the Chairman of Lancashire (North) branch of The Western Front Association.  The story starts in 1914 with the breath-taking arrogance and incompetence of Austro-Hungarian army, from which it only gets worse.  Only the equally incompe…