The presentation will be live and online.
As Chief of Staff to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in 1918, General Sir Herbert Lawrence played a key role in the defeat of Germany in the First World War. Described as 'a man of outstanding ability both as a soldier and in business', it is surprising that this towering individual has received such little attention. He remains one of the forgotten figures of the war.
This presentation will trace his remarkable career and argue that Lawrence has a strong claim to be recognised as one of the principal architects of Allied victory. It will be based upon the recently published book 'General Sir Herbert Lawrence, Haig's Chief of Staff' by Paul Harris.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: General Sir Herbert Lawrence - the unsung architect of victory?
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.