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030: Winter 1990


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Ferdinand Foch: the Professor Who Won the War by William Philpott


William Philpott is Professor of the History of Warfare at King's College London and author of Attrition: Fighting the First World War and Bloody Victory: the Sacrifice on the Somme. His lecture will look at the military career and ideas of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, explaining how his pre-war career and wartime experience prepared him to take on and …

"Armistice 1918 and After: Some Local Perspectives" - By Stephen Barker


                                                         Stephen is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with a number of museums, universities, charities and other heritage organisations to design exhibitions and make funding applications on their behalf.  He is currently working with the History Faculty, University of Oxford and the Soldi…

Armistice 1918 and After – Local perspectives by Stephen Barker


This fully illustrated talk looks at the impact of the First World War Armistice and the legacy of the war in local communities. It looks at how the Armistice was celebrated, what happened when soldier returned home and how families managed in the immediate aftermath. Emphasis is placed on individual soldiers’ and families’ stories, oral testimony …

'From Crisis to Victory 1918' a talk by Professor John Derry


We are delighted to welcome Professor Derry for another talk on the First World War. On this occasion he will cover the events which took place in 1918, the last year of the war, starting with the crisis of the German Spring Offensives through to the Advance to Victory during the last 100 Days and ending with the Armistice on 11 November 1918. An …

'The Story of the Last Men Killed in Action' a talk by Paul Blurton


The main theme of Paul's talk is the actions that contributed to the deaths in action of both Allied and German troops after the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Reference will be made to all theatres of action after 11 November 1918 but will concentrate upon the deployment of the fourteen Allied nations that contributed to the invasion of Russia 19…

How the War Ended by Sir Hew Strachan


In the first half of 1918 the Germans launched five offensives in the west, and by July the German empire was at its greatest ever extent. With the US entry to the war, the allies know they could win if they could hold out long enough.  They might win the war in 1919, or at worst in 1920.  In the event the Germans signed an armistice on 11 Novemb…

When Did Armistice Day Become Remembrance Sunday by J P Lethbridge


This Article first appears in the April 2004 Edition of Stand To! Edition 70. The Archive is open to members of The Western Front Association.  Readers may sometimes wonder exactly when and why Armistice Day ceased to be marked on 11 November each year, and came to be held on the nearest Sunday instead. In Birmingham, at least, the change seems to…