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26 August 1914 : Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden

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Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden was born on 6 September 1890. He was the son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th Viscount Hawarden and Caroline Anna Mary Ogle. At the time of the 1901 Census the family of three, parents and 7 month old Robert, lived at White Hill Chase, Hants with four domestic servants: cook, parlour maid, house maid and n…


011: Summer 1984

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Amiens to the Armistice: The BEF in the Hundred Days' Campaign 8 August - 11 November 1918

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Book review by Ann Clayton. Both authors, being Senior Lecturers in the Department of War Studies at Sandhurst, demonstrate their ability to analyse the complexities of military actions, and this hundred-day campaign was more complex than most. It was also 'the greatest in British military history', and the one 'in which ground forces under Britis…


078: January 2007

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088: April/May 2010

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089: August/September 2010

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090: December 2010/January 2011

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091: April/May 2011

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092: August/September 2011

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100: June 2014 Centenary Edition

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma

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British Medical Casualties on the Western Front in the Great War Part 1: Dealing with Wound Related Trauma by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! 83 August / September 2008 pp. 27 - 32)   Introduction When confronted with the onset of the Great War in August 1914, the professional British Regular soldier, and his colleagues…


The Brigade: the 'Building Block' of the BEF 1914-18

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In this presentation, Rob Thompson will look at the development of the brigade in the BEF and its increasing importance in battle. Rob will explore the evolving nature of the brigade as it became more than a bridge between the ever-distant divisional HQ and the increasingly important battalion in the front line. Refreshments are served after the…


The Indian Army on the Western Front: India’s Expeditionary Force to France and Belgium in the First World War

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Cambridge University Press, £60.00, 335pp., bibliog, index. ISBN: 9–781–107–027–466  To subvert a review about a new book with lengthy opinions on a fifteen–year–old work on the same topic is almost certainly poor reviewer’s protocol. However, since the shelf of new books about the Indian Army is virtually bare I will ignore polite convention. Lik…


‘The Black Man’, ‘The Brat’ and Londoners on the Somme

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Reflections on the Capture of Thiepval, September 1916 by Prof Peter Simkins. I have long been interested in 18th (Eastern) Division’s capture of the village of Thiepval in September 1916. Indeed, my well-known fascination with 18th Division has prompted some fellow historians, such as Gary Sheffield, to refer to the formation as ‘Simmo’s Own’. Th…


'Bitter Experience: Evolution of a Doctrine in the BEF' by John Lee

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John Lee will be giving a talk he called 'Bitter Experience' about the evolution of a doctrine in the British Expeditionary Force.