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Congratulations to Professor Peter Simkins on turning 80 today

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We are delighted to mark the 80th birthday of Professor Peter Simkins MBE, the President of The Western Front Association.  A student of King's College, London and a keen jazz musician, in this interview Peter recalls how he selected a military theme for his undergraduate studies under Michael Howard and then went on to be the archivist of Liddell…


ONLINE: 'John Terraine as a Military Historian Revisited' by Prof Gary Sheffield

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The presentation will be live and online. Just a few days before what would have been John Terraine's 100th birthday, we will be reviewing John's career as a historian of the Great War and assessing his significance. In this presentation Prof Gary Sheffield will look at John Terraine's feud with Basil Liddell Hart, and how his work fares today in …


John Terraine : The Smoke and the Fire: Myths and Anti–Myths of War 1861–1945

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(London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980) A reappraisal by Gary Sheffield [This article first appeared in the April 2021 edition of Stand To! No. 122 pp 51-52. Members received Stand To! four times a year, and Bulletin three times a year either digitally or in print.] Of all John Terraine’s many books, The Smoke and the Fire is my favourite. It is no…


ONLINE: 'John Terraine as a Military Historian, Revisited' a presentation by Prof Gary Sheffield

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The presentation will be live and online.  To mark the centenary year of John Terraine's birth, the President of The Western Front Association, Professor Gary Sheffield, will give a talk that reviews John's career as a historian of the Great War and assesses his significance. In this presentation Gary will look at John Terraine's feud with Bas…