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The Cenotaph Forbury Gardens, Reading, Remembrance Sunday 2019

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The 100th Anniversary of Remembrance Sunday in Reading was commemorated on Sunday 10th November in Reading Minster of St Mary Virgin by a special morning service, conducted by the Reverend Canon Stephen Pullin, Acting Archdeacon of Berkshire and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Reading and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. On a bright sunny…


'1919: Versailles and the Origins of World War II' - Dr Simon Peaple

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NOTE DATE - Thursday 16th December 2021  Dr Simon Peaple— 1919: Versailles and the Origins of World War II Dr Peaple is the now retired  head of History at Princethorpe College, an author and experienced local politician with a PhD in history from Birmingham University. Simon will consider the debate over the links with the Versailles and other …


'From Gallipoli to D-Day: British Empire Armies and Amphibious Operations 1915-44' - Gary Sheffield : Gallipoli to D-Day

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Gary needs no introduction to members of  the Thames Valley Branch (of which he is a member). In his talk he will  argue that the Gallipoli Campaign was not, as it is often regarded, a great missed opportunity to shorten the Great War, but that conditions on the Gallipoli Peninsula were even more unfavourable than those on the Western Front, and th…


'Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915-19' - Jeremy Gordon Smith

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This talk was originally scheduled for 2020 but had to be cancelled due to 'Lockdown'. Jeremy Gordon Smith is a Therapeutic Counsellor and has a keen interest in Military History and Photography. His Great Great Uncle, Ivan Bawtree was also a photographer and became an Official Photographer for the Graves Registration Commission in 1915, working i…