The presentation will be live and online.
Just a few days before what would have been John Terraine's 100th birthday, we will be reviewing John's career as a historian of the Great War and assessing his significance. In this presentation Prof Gary Sheffield will look at John Terraine's feud with Basil Liddell Hart, and how his work fares today in the light of more recent scholarship.
John Terraine was the founding president of The Western Front Association and was one of the early revisionist historians who 'swam against the tide' of popular misconceptions about the First World War.
This is the first of two presentations that will assess John Terraine's career. The second of these presentations will take place on 18 January.
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: John Terraine as a Military Historian
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.