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CANCELLED Alan Wakefield: Mountains, Mules & Malaria - Soldiering with the British Salonika Force 1915-18

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Sadly we have had to cancel this meeting due to the current restrictions coming in during the pandemic.  Alan Wakefield is chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association.   IMAGE: A convoy of lorries from 689 Motor Transport Compan…


Ernest Brooks and the photograph of The 'Forty Thieves'

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With recent developments in technology, the colourisation of monochrome images from the Great War has come on in leaps and bounds. The obvious example is the film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' by Peter Jackson. Others have been doing similar work but obviously on a much smaller scale. One example of this is an excellent image of the famous photograph t…


Ep. 104 – The Salonika Front – Alan Wakefield

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Alan Wakefield, Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict at the Imperial War Museum and Chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society, talks about the Salonika campaign during the Great War.

A British soldier catches up with the latest war stories from 'Balkans News', the official organ of the British Salonika Force. It was published from November 1915, NAM. 1978-11-157-29-6 until May 1919.


'The Salonika Campaign' with Alan Wakefield

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Between 1915 and 1918, British troops were part of a multi-national Allied force fighting against the Bulgarians and their allies in the Balkans. Although disease and the harsh conditions took a heavy toll, they eventually brought the campaign to a successful conclusion. Alan Wakefield is the leading expert on this 'forgotten' campaign and will tal…