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WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018

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This Tour has been sold out. Please go to the Battle Honours Website for similar events such as this.   WFA Tour Details 2018 WFA Chairman’s Tour – Spring Offensive: 8-11 June 2018   Price Per Person: £550:00 (£100:00 Single Supplement)   Hotel: 3-star hotel in St Quentin - Limited to 25 places **last 3 spaces remaining**   Our first 2…


'The Secret of Success BEF Transport & Operational Success 1918' with Rob Thompson

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By 1918 two thirds of the troops were spending most of their time on labour duties, exacerbated by the German Spring Offensives which required construction of new defences. Again there was a manpower crisis which led to a reduction in training for the infantry. The demand on engineering and logistics was running out of control. When the tide turne…


'The Aisne Again: May 1918, the Essence of the Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard

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This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Aisne which opened on 27 May which resulted in the greatest one-day advance on the Western Front since trench warfare began in September 1914. This was a significant battle that also marked the turning point on the Western Front; according to Sidney Rogerson it was the 'Last of the Ebb'. After this…


'The German Spring Offensive' by Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson will be giving a presentation on the German Spring Offensive of 1918. 

MAP: Wikipedia. German advances 1918. 

IMAGE: Germans passing a captured British trench. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R29407 / CC-BY-SA 3.0






'Gough's Fire Brigade - the role of the cavalry in resisting the German 'Michael' Offensive in March/April 1918' with Nick Howgill

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Nick Howgill will give a presentation on the use of cavalry by Gough during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  On 21 March 1918 the Germans launched the first of their so-called “Spring Offensives”, Operation Michael, against the British Fifth and Third Armies, holding the southern end of the British front in France.  A substantial part of the …


'The Beginning of the End – the German Spring Offensive 1918' by David Dunham

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David will speak about the early gains the Germans achieved in the spring of 1918. A well researched talk about the nature of the battle and how the Allies responded to the German advances.



First World War Centenary Conference

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Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.   Subjects and Guest Speakers   The Allied Strategic Position Before the Spring Offensive - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls, University of Oxford) Why Germany Lost the War in 1918 - Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds) The Collapse of the Aust…


Durham Western Front Association 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference

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Durham WFA 1918 - 2018 First World War Centenary Conference Saturday, 13 October 2018.  Subjects and Guest Speakers The Allied Strategic Position Before the Spring Offensive - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan (All Souls, University of Oxford) Why Germany Lost the War in 1918 - Prof. Holger Afflerbach (University of Leeds) The Collapse of the Austro-Hu…