The presentation will be live and online.
In October and November 1914 the British Expeditionary Force was locked in desperate combat at the First Battle of Ypres, proportionately the bloodiest battle fought by the BEF in the entire war. Individual officers played a crucial role in this inferno.
This lecture by Dr Spencer Jones studies the career of one of the most important commanders at First Ypres: Brigadier-General Charles FitzClarence VC, an officer of fearsome reputation who had earned the unusual nickname 'The Demon' for his ferocity in battle.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: The Demon Saves the Day
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 1000 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 our YouTube channel where they can be watched a few weeks after the event.
Painting: Gheluvelt 31st October 1914. The meeting of the 2nd Worcestershire with the 1st South Wales Borderers in the grounds of the Chateau by J. P. Beadle.