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081: January 2008


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Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in the Great War


[This article first appeared on The Western Front Association's old website and was published in September 2009].  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke…

Cancelled 14 March : Study Day ‘The War Against the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918'


First World War Research Group Study Day : ‘The War Against the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918' featuring presentations from Professor Gary Sheffield, Dr James Kitchen, James Halstead and Dr Phylomena Badsey.  VENUE: Room MC001, Lecture Theatre, Millennium City (MC) Building, City Campus Wulfruna (South), University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1…

'From Gaza to Jerusalem: The Palestine Campaign of 1917' - Stuart Hadaway


On Wednesday 9th of August we welcome Stuart Hadaway to our Hornchurch venue to present his talk on the Palestine campaign in 1917. This talk will look at the three battles for Gaza and the push on to Jerusalem in December. This talk will include reference to the 54th (Eastern) Division, in which four battalions of the Essex Regiment served as 161 …

A Cockney Soldier and the Great War: Corporal William Charles Blumsom MM


Like so many that have an abiding fascination with the First World War, my interest was kindled when I learned that a relative had served in the conflict – in my case, my grandfather. I never knew him; he had died a quarter of a century before I was born. Inspired by family lore, I embarked upon an almost lifelong quest to reconstruct his life. Ini…

ONLINE: 'Allenby's Checkmate: Jerusalem to Victory in the Middle East, 1918' with Robert Flemming


This is the second of two webinars looking at the war in Palestine. In this presentation, Robert Fleming picks up the story after the capture of Beersheba, and explores how Allenby skillfully mustered and mastered his resources to defeat the Ottoman Army at the Battle of Megiddo, and end the war in the Middle East. The presentation will be live …

'Gaza to Jerusalem; The Palestine Campaigns of 1917' - Stuart Hadaway


In this talk Stuart tells the story of 1917 in Palestine. It covers the story of the three battles of Gaza, the first two which were disastrous in outcome for the attacking British and Empire forces. A change in force commander and support led to the attacks on Beersheba and the capture of Gaza. The talk then covers subsequent actions to the entry …

Masters of Mayhem. Lawrence of Arabia and the British Military Mission to the Hejaz by James Stejskal


Casemate Publishers, 2018 £16-£20 HB 184pp  b/w photos throughout  ISBN 9781 61200 5744   Despite the title, the author James Stejskal says that Lawrence is not the ‘primary subject’ of the book, there being many such works on Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, but more an account of nascent combined special operations this example being one of, if…

The Palestine Campaign - A Talk by Dr John Peaty preceded by brief branch AGM


Following three battles to break into Palestine at Gaza, the capture of Jerusalem and a spectacular victory at Megiddo (Armageddon) which finally broke the enemy forces, the Holy Land was freed from Turkish rule. John Peaty is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of the Royal Historical Society. He holds a PhD and MA in War Studies from …