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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.



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…


The Aisne Again: May 1918 - The Essence of Blitzkrieg by David Blanchard

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After relatively unsuccessful attacks on the Somme and the Lys, General Ludendorff sought a new sector in which to continue the heavy assaults of his 1918 Spring offensive. He chose the thinly held Aisne front between Soissons and Reims.  The German advance here was the furthest ever made, on one day, on the Western Front since the advent of trenc…


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Lewes and the Great War: The German Spring Offensive March 1918

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The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which marked Russia’s withdrawal from the war, was signed on 3rd March 1918 by the new Russian government which had come to power in the October Revolution. For the first time since the conflict had begun, Germany and the Central Powers could concentrate their efforts on the Western Front. For the German High Command i…