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Ep. 40 – Marjorie’s War – Charles Fair


Charles Fairs talks about a collection of letters and diaries written by his grandparents and their immediate social circle during the Great War that he published in 2012. The central character is his grandmother Marjorie Secretan and Charles talks about how the war affected her as she lost her brother, fiancé and other close family members before …

Ep. 50 – The London Regiment before the Great War – Charles Fair & Tom Thorpe


Historian Charles fair and host Tom Thorpe survey the character, traditions and quirks of the 28 infantry battalions of the London Regiment prior to the Great War.

Ep. 147 – Officer Cadet Battalions – Charles Fair


Charles Fair talks about his research into Officer Cadet Battalions during the Great War. The evolution of the OCBs stemmed from a shortage of officers from late 1915/early 1916. A system of picking those from the 'right schools' would no longer suffice. There was also a problem with what to do with the 'inefficient', a euphemism for 'incompetent'…

The Helion & Co Great War Conference 2023


Helion & Co are delighted to announce their first dedicated Great War conference at the Birmingham & Midland Institute. An exciting line-up of speakers will examine a variety of aspects of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-18 with a stimulating range of papers. There will also be a book stand with an extensive sele…

A talk by Charles Fair on ‘The Changing character of the London Territorial Force 1914-1918


Charles Fair will focus on the case of the 19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), The London Regiment.  This was essentially a working class battalion but Charles will show how the nature of the battalion changed through casualties and reinforcements throughout their service on the Western Front. Charles was a regular attender in the earl…