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White Heat: The New Warfare 1914

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  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…


084: December 2008/January 2009

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Defending the Ypres Front 1914 – 1918: Trenches, Shelters and Bunkers of the German Army

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By Jan Vancoillie & Kristof Blieck Pen & Sword, £25.00 (E–book: £14.40), 294 pp, ills, 34 maps, bibliog., index. ISBN: 978–152–670–746–8 In outline this comprehensive book describes the German structures employed to defend the territory captured around Ypres and makes excellent use of official drawings and maps as well as photographs fro…


Release of ‘Mutiny’ : Black British veterans tell their story of the Great War

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A secret history of the First World War that the British Empire tried to hide. Black British veterans tell their story of the Great War. Now available on Amazon Prime 102 year old interviewee Gershom Browne Gresham Browne as a solder in 1915- age 18 In 1914 as the Great War began the majority of the British Empire’s non-white population we…


The WFA's 2019 Armistice commemoration at the Cenotaph

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Images of The Western Front Association's 25th, 11th November Cenotaph Armistice Commemoration. We are grateful to Jeff Moore for these photographs.  London Scottish Pipers prepare Parade Marshal John Chester (centre with bowler hat) and a group of members and guests    This year, the RAF provided the guard of honour Poppy wreaths fro…


'The Butcher: Charles Mangin's Great War' with Tim Gale

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We welcome Tim Gale to the Village Hall at Hatfield Peverell for his talk on a controversial French General. 7:30 for an 8pm start. Suggested entry donation of £3 with an optional buffet for £1.50. All welcome


11 July 1917 : Capt and Flight Commander Henry Edward van Goethem

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Son of the artist Edward Victor Van Goethem and Lucy Beatrice (née Lafone) of Tregarthen, Parkstone, Dorset.  Educated at Lindley Lodge, Nuneaton and Sherborne, followed by City and Guilds’ College, South Kensington. Obtained a commission in the Special Reserve of Officers 28 April 1915. He was seriously wounded in an aeroplane accident and on r…


14 July 1918 : Flight Lieut. Quentin Roosevelt

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Father  Theodore Roosevelt, Mother Edith, Quentin was the youngest of six. He was four years old when his father became US President so he grew up in the White House.  Half-sister Alice sister Ethel, and brothers Ted, Kermit and Archie. Quentin went to Gorton and then Harvard from 1914.  During August 1915, Quentin Roosevelt and two of his bro…


119 : October 2020

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Staring at God: Britain in the Great War by Simon Heffer

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Penguin Random House  £30 914pp, bibliog, ills, notes and refs, index. ISBN: 9781847948311  By Simon Heffer  Before offering my opinion of this book, I own up to reading the publishers press release which, as always, accompanied it. It offered the opinions of reviewers from leading magazines and the national press.  The views selected were, as…