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To Cross the Rubicon You Need… Life-Jackets!


On 29 September 1918, the 46th (North Midland )Division crossed the St Quentin Canal. To do this with a 3,000 life-jackets were sourced and supplied to the British Soldiers.  In this article the author argues that supply and logistics in this action and others during the Hundred Days played a highly significant role in achieving the final victor...

The 46th (North Midland) Division TF Revisited by Prof John Bourne


The 46th Division was the first Territorial formation to deploy to France. It was sorely used in 1915 and 1916 and restricted thereafter to line-holding duties until its spectacular crossing of the St Quentin Canal on 29 September 1918. In recent years the division has attracted a lot of attention as part of the BEF’s ‘learning curve’.  This lec...

Ep. 294 – 46th Division in WW1 – Prof. John Bourne


Professor John Bourne talks about his interest and research on the  British 46th Division on the Western Front during the First World War. Your browser does not support the audio element. The 46th Division was a Territorial Force unit form...