ONLINE: Boer War to World War: Tactics and Training in the British Army 1902 - 1914
19 Apr

The presentation will be live and online.

We are delighted to welcome back Dr Spencer Jones for another webinar, when he will look at the tactics of the British Army between the end of the Boer War and the start of the Great War.

Rudyard Kipling reflected in his poem 'The Lesson' how the hard-fought Boer War (1899-1902) had provided 'no end of a lesson' for the British Army. Between 1902 and 1914 these lessons would shape the Army's approach to future conflict. Although not without controversy, this era of reform gave the army crucial skills that would prove their worth in 1914 - and beyond.

Above: British and Australian officers in South Africa, c 1900

Below: Rhodesian volunteers leaving Salisbury for service in the Second Boer War, 1899

Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via the WFA's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now.

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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: Boer War to World War

The talk will be undertaken using the 'zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.

Please Note : > Once registrations hit capacity (we have a 500 limit on the webinars) then you won't be able to register. If this happens, you can still watch the event via the Facebook Live Stream (subject to any technical hitches) on our Facebook page. Alternatively, these are loaded to The Western Front Association YouTube Channel where they can be watched a few weeks after the event.  


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ONLINE: Boer War to World War: Tactics and Training in the British Army 1902 - 1914,
19 Apr 2021 20:00