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036: Winter 1992

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Haig and the Cavalry

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By Bob Bushaway Reproduced with the permission of the 'Journal of the Centre for First World War Studies'.   Why are historians interested in Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and his reputation? There are probably three main reasons. First, he remains one of the most controversial figures in British history, both the victor of Britain’s Great War…


Jack and Hopit: A Cavalryman and his War Horse in the Great War

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Jack and Hopit: A Cavalryman and his War Horse in the Great War  (Helion and Company) £16.95 Serena Merton  This was sparked discovering Hopit’s impressive memorial, engraved with his battle honours, a few miles from his master’s much later one. Jack Colvin left no description of his wartime experience, but the regiment’s war diary and othe…


Major Arthur Hughes-Onslow: soldier, jockey and one of the first British deaths in the Great War

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Arthur Hughes-Onslow was born in 1862. He joined the 10th Hussars at Lucknow, India and stayed in the regiment for 20 years. Along the way, he acquired the nickname of 'Junks', although he had no idea why it was given to him. It soon became the name by which he was known by family, friends, the racing public and fellow soldiers alike. Everyone w…


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…


Online : “ 1914 – From Tidworth To The Marne “ - Geoff Massey ZOOM

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 To join this meeting, please email jd@wfa-birmingham.org.uk “1914 – From Tidworth To the Marne “ -  Geoff Massey ZOOM A look at how the 2nd Cavalry Brigade employed their Pre-War tactics in the first weeks of the war.   Welcome and Introduction to Zoom meetings  “Remembrance”. A local Soldier remembered.                 Branch Notices     …


ONLINE EVENT - Cambrai, there was more to it than tanks by Ross Beadle

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ONLINE Zoom Meeting - Cambrai, there was more to it than tanks by Ross Beadle The battle lasted 13 days, but the tanks, which made the battle famous, had little role to play after 2pm on the first day. How did Byng's grand plan for encircling the Germans go wrong? He used new artillery silent registration methods, tanks in a mass formation for the…