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The Battle of Cambrai - why did it succeed and what went wrong?


The Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 turned out, for both Britain and Germany, to be a major signpost showing how to break the trench deadlock of the previous three years. The lessons of the operational successes and failures would be digested by both sides over the forthcoming winter. For the British, especially, the battle failed to live up to …

The Man Called 'Uncle': Lt-Gen Sir George Montague Harper by Bryn Hammond


Dr. Bryn Hammond will present the Great War career of Lieutenant General George Montague Harper who began the war as a Colonel in the role of Deputy Director of Military Operations at GHQ. In early 1915 he was given command of 17th Brigade followed later in the year with command of 51st (Highland) Division. Despite the division being known initiall…