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088: April/May 2010


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'Battle of the Sambre' by Derek Clayton


Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the Battle of the Sambre in November 1918. This will examine the events surrounding this battle right at the end of the war. The Battle of the Sambre involved most of the allied armies with 48 divisions and over 35 tanks involved in it. The battle is also known because the poet, Wilfred Owen, was kil…

'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' : 26 - 28 October


The conference will run from 1 p.m. on Friday 26 October until 12.45 p.m. on Sunday 28 October and there will be five panel sessions, each accommodating the delivery of three twenty-minute papers and a half-hour discussion period (the programme may still be updated before the event). The conference is being held at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Ox…

The Battle of the Sambre 4 November 1918 by Dr. Derek Clayton


Please note: this a change to our originally published programme for 2018 due to Charles Messenger being unavailable. The Battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918, was a decisive British victory. The battle has, however, been largely neglected by historians: it was the last large-scale, set-piece battle fought by the British Expeditionary Force on th…

PODCAST : "A conscientious objector with a very seared conscience” + 'Wilfred Owen and Beyond' 26 - 28 October 2018


Dr Kate Kennedy, the organiser of the forthcoming Wilfred Owen conference at Wolfson College, Oxford gives a fascinating interview with Dr Tom Thorpe in a recent 'Mentioned in Dispatches' podcast during which she sums up Owens life from early years and influences, through the First World War and key influencers such as Siegfried Sassoon until his d…