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'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine

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John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains th…


'The Guns at Le Cateau: 26th August 1914' with Vern Littley

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Vern Littley will be talking about the events associated with the Royal Artillery at the Battle of Le Cateau in the early weeks for the war following the British and French retreat after the Battle of the Mons. Vern is well qualified to present on this topic having served in the Royal Artillery for over 25 years and he is also a member of the Battl…


Postponed : 'Royal Garrison Artillery 1913 -1924, Part 3, Field Army Support' with Geoff Spring

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Geoff makes a welcome return to the Branch to present Part 3 of The Royal Garrison Artillery. Geoff's presentations always prove to be informative and enlightening   


The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918

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By Alex Saunt   The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine.   BEF AND THE START The possible conception: In 1904 King Edward, having decided our pretty frosty relationship with France should be improved, went to Paris with the…


Ep. 4 – The Honourable Artillery Company in 1917 – Michael Orr

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Michael Orr talks about ‘Bunny and his artillery company: Command and Morale in 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company in 1917’, a lecture from the joint WFA and British Commission for Military History conference ‘The Armies of 1917’, held in April 2017.