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1914 The Memoirs of a Volunteer by Harry Fellows

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[This article first appeared in Stand To! No 11 Summer 1984 pp.34-35. At this time, there were more than 170 members of the Western Front Association who were veterans of the First World War, like Harry Fellows they shared reminiscences, their memoirs, diaries and letters. Members of the WFA have access to a growing online archive of back issues of…


035: Summer 1992

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"Motorcycle dispatch riders in 1914" by Nick Shelly

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In this talk Nick will describe the motorcyclists contribution to the 1914 campaign, from their own words and illustrated with their previously unpublished photographs. Some accounts are contemporaneous, others written soon after the war. The talk is illustrated with many unpublished images from various sources.    


059: September 2000

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078: January 2007

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100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in the Great War

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Arthur Hughes-Onslow was born in 1862. He joined the 10th Hussars at Lucknow, India and stayed in the regiment for 20 years. Along the way, he acquired the nickname of 'Junks', although he had no idea why it was given to him. It soon became the name by which he was known by family, friends, the racing public and fellow soldiers alike. Everyone w…


The Opening and Closing Shots Tour

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The Tayside Branch organised a coach tour to the Western Front in June 2019. Two years after the Branch’s last tour, Tayside WFA returned to the Western Front in June this year. The broad theme, and the title of our tour was “The Opening and Closing Shots” – we were going to selectively concentrate on the two phases of open warfare in the opening …


29 October 1914 : Fred Cockett

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Fred was son of Elizabeth Cockett and (it is presumed) Joseph Moore (they married in 1891). Frederick was the eldest brother of Gunner John Moore, who is also recorded on this site, who died from his wounds in 1918. In the 1891 Yorkshire Census, Fred, aged 4 years, was living with his grandparents, John and Mary Cockett (nee Constantine). John was…


The Battles of La Bassée, Armentières and Messines 1914' with Sean Godfrey

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Sean Godfrey

Sean Godfrey will be giving a talk entitled 'Little of that seed remained - The Battles of La Bassee, Armentieres and Messines 1914'

Image: 39 Garhwal Rifles. (c) National Army Museum

 

The Battles of La Bassée, Armentières and Messines 1914


The Battles of La Bassée, Armentières and Messines 1914

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‘Little of that Seed Remained’ – The Battles of La Bassée, Armentières and Messines 1914

La Bassée after the fighting

 French Field Gun and ammunition waggon at Bas Maisnil

IMAGES: Rue de Lille, Armentières, The ruins of La Bassée, 'Two officers (Davidson, M. O., and Churchill) of the 1st Cameronians by a 75 mm. French Field Gun and ammunition waggon at Bas Maisnil'.


Ep. 120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP). Your browser does not support the audio element. Her own interest in the perio…


1914 Days of Hope by Lyn Macdonald

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xiv plus 446 pp. Case bound. £15.95. Michael Joseph. In this latest in her series of books on the Great War the author has retained the style and format which proved so popular with her earlier works, as undoubtedly will be the case with this one. It may not be to everybody's liking but it has resulted in a graphic, interesting and very readable a…


Archduke Ferdinand and the Era of Assassination by Lisa Traynor

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Royal Armouries Talking Points (2018) £14.99, 71pp, 39 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index.  ISBN: 978–094–809–288–6  There has been no shortage of books since the ‘shot that rang around the world’ was fired, although the raging torrent of print of a few years ago has begun to slow to a trickle as non– specialist publishers hammer the final nai…