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'The Rebuilding of Ypres after the War' a talk given by Mark Connelly

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Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent and a Director of the Gateways' Project. The author of several books including The Great War: Memory and Ritual a study of East London War Memorials, he is currently researching the rebuilding of Ypres and the impact of a British Community on the city.   The East London Branch…


'The Third Battle of Ypres' with Professor John Derry

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Professor John Derry will be giving a presentation on the Third Battle of Ypres. For many people the Third Battle of Ypres is indelibly associated with the conditions in which the campaign ended – many people think that Passchendaele was the only battle that was fought – and the appalling casualties. Only historians remember Plumer’s success at th…


Nature of War

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A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know! Document Title Focus Format Death of Red Baron Mystery activity  Word FWW Dressing station Medical services information  Word …


009: Winter 1983

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'Ypres of Trouble. The RFC and the Battle of Passchendaele' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will give a talk on the Royal Flying Corps at Third Ypres.  We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.


'From Crisis to Victory 1918' with Professor John Derry

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John Derry will be giving a historical and political overview of 1918.  IMAGE: 2 May 1918 British gunners position an 18-pounder field gun at Saint Floris, during the Battle of Lys.


'1918: The Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres' with Sean Godfrey

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Sean Godfrey will be giving a presentation on the Fourth and Fifth Battles of Ypres, 1918.   IMAGE: British infantry holding the line of a canal near the village of Merville, 12 April 1918. (C) IWM Q 006612


Passchendaele and the Flanders U-Boats

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  There can be no doubt that the Flanders U-boats, the thirty seven small UB and UC vessels based at Bruges and going to and from sea via Ostende and Zeebrugge were important factors in the strategic judgement that led to the Third Battle of Ypres. The fears of the Admiralty that the contribution these boats were making to the overall unrestrict…


I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment

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Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Evelyn Ansell, its first chapter, describing the end of a family holiday in August 1914, introduces his family as the lens through which the Great War is seen. As Meryl Moore comments 'I read these family letters and lived the war ye…


Battle Lines: Ypres - Nieupoort to Ploegsteert

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Authors: Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland ISBN 978 1 84884 783 4 Publisher: Pen and Sword 31 March 2013 240 pages including maps and illustrations When I signed up to provide a book review for the Western Front Association I was curious as to what book I would receive, given the information I had provided on my area of interest. However, when I rec…


A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918

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A Memoir of the Final Advance 1918 by Sergeant W G Street, 2nd Monmouthshire edited by Barry Johnson (This article first appeared in Stand To! pp13-16 No.30 Winter 1990) Sergeant W G Street   The Monmouthshire Regiment of the Territorial Force, sent all three of its first line battalions to the 28th Division in France in 1914-15. The 1st Bn, …