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SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.
Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…
113: October 2018 Special Edition
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Ep. 48 – The Hindenburg Line – Clive Harris
Military historian and battlefield guide Clive Harris, Director of Battle Honours, discusses the Hindenburg Line during the First World War.
Ep. 54 – The Confessions of a Battlefield Tour Guide – Clive Harris
Military historian and guide Clive Harris talks about his 20 years of experiences as a battlefield tour guide taking parties of people around sites in France and Flanders.
Divisional Memorials on the Western Front
It all started with a conversation. Clive Harris, on one of the excellent battlefield tours run by Battle Honours was talking about Divisional Memorials, and speculated that the construction of these may have been funded by the sales of divisional histories, of which many were published in the 1920s. I thought this was an interesting point as I had…
ONLINE 'Propaganda is not a dirty word!' by Clive Harris
Online talks: These talks start at 19:45 (for 20:00) and end about 21:00. Participating is quick and easy. The only equipment you need is either a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email us - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll get you a link for the next video meeting. We'll also automatically add you to the branch mailing list to kee…
Virtual Battlefield tours - details of tours announced!
We are absolutely delighted to announce the details of the first six Virtual Battlefield Tours, commissioned exclusively for Western Front Association members from Battle Guide Virtual Tours. As previously described, these are 'immersive', interactive 'virtual' tours combining modern technology with original and current audio and video content to g…
Propaganda Is Not A Dirty Word! with Clive Harris
This new presentation looks at the introduction, development and refinement of British Propaganda during the Great War. From the manipulation of the domestic press, through to the ingenious influencing of neutral countries, this fascinating story of Britain's Propaganda war offers a number of memorable incidents in what is clearly an often overl…
ONLINE: The Development and Influence of Propaganda by Britain 1914-18
The presentation will be live and online. This presentation by Clive Harris looks at the introduction, development and refinement of British Propaganda during the Great War from the manipulation of the domestic press, through to the ingenious influencing of neutral countries. This fascinating story of Britain's Propaganda war offers a number of m…
ONLINE: 'Wings Over the Somme' with Clive Harris
The presentation will be live and online. The Battle Of the Somme, seen through the eyes of those British Airman flying above it, offers a fascinating glimpse of the potential, and relevance, of air power over the Western Front. Whilst many accounts focus on the fighter squadrons, described by Lloyd George as ‘the cavalry of the clouds’, it was th…
From the Suvla Plain to Victory: William Ralph Peel
On the 16 November 1918, Lt Col William Ralph Peel and the men in his 10/Manchester Regiment were lined up smartly in the main square of a sprawling village on the outskirts of Maubeuge. Its population, only days earlier, had finally been relieved from a German occupation that had begun over four years previously in August 1914. The purpose of th…
ONLINE: 'Cockney war stories from Pozières to Palestine' by Clive Harris
Update: For technical reasons, the actual talk given by Clive was 'Our Emerging Chief: the Evolution of Douglas Haig 1915-18'. About this talk: This is a brand new talk by Clive, put together specially for NW Kent. It looks at London-based regiments and helps bring to life the exploits and experiences of its soldiers - whether they be Regulars, Te…
HYBRID ONLINE/LIVE MEETING: Learning on the Job – Sir Douglas Haig 1916-1918 by Clive Harris
This is a hybrid meeting with Clive Harris will be 'live' and 'online' at the same time. It will be streamed live into zoom from the branch event which will be taking place in York on Saturday 11 September at 2.30pm UK time. When Douglas Haig took command of the BEF in late 1915, he soon realised he would have to become as much a ‘Battlefield Man…
ONLINE VIRTUAL TOUR 'To Bite and to hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915
This digital virtual tour of the Krithia battlefield will 'go live' tonight, 18 November 2021 at 7.30pm UK time. (There is no pre-registration for this event) This virtual battlefield tour will concentrate on the action of the Royal Naval Division at Krithia during the 1915 battles on the peninsula.There is also, immediately after the tour at 8.…
VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOUR 'To Bite and to Hold' The Royal Naval Division at Krithia, 1915'
This is a reminder that we have just published the first in a brand new series of Virtual Battlefield Tours. These tours are part of our commitment to adding value to the overall membership package.This tour will concentrate on the Royal Naval Division's actions at Krithia during the 1915 battles on the peninsula. The tour is absolutely free to m…
A brief clip from our 'Virtual Tour #1': The Royal Naval Division at Krithia 1915
Due to overwhelming demand 'on the night' there was a degree of buffering on the initial 'Virtual Tour'. This was quickly fixed at the time, and the hour-long tour remains available for members to watch via the 'members log-in'. This can be seen without any technical 'gremlins' and has received excellent feedback. Please keep an eye out for news of…
ONLINE: From Gallipoli to the Caspian Sea, the Life of Eric Gascoigne 'Kipper' Robinson VC
The presentation will be live and online. One of the most intriguing characters of the Great War, Eric 'Kipper' Robinson served notably in the Gallipoli Campaign, Palestine and The Caspian Sea. He was decorated on numerous occasions and appears on the fringes of seemingly endless moments of history from the Boxer Rebellion, through the…
'Cockney war stories from Pozières to Palestine' by Clive Harris
About this talk: This is a brand new talk by Clive, put together specially for NW Kent. It looks at London-based regiments and helps bring to life the exploits and experiences of its soldiers - whether they be Regulars, Territorials, Kitchener volunteers or conscripts. About this speaker: A popular visitor to NW Kent, Clive served in the Royal Sig…
“The War on the Wire – The story of signalling in the Gallipoli Campaign” - Clive Harris
We welcome Clive Harris back to Hornchurch for his most recent talk about Gallipoli. Clive is well known to WFA members through the Battle Honours tour company. Before this and a spell in the Hertfordshire Police, Clive spent several years in the Army, specifically with the Royal Corps of Signals. This talk therefore combines his professional …
ONLINE: From Plumstead to Palestine – Some Cockney War Stories
The presentation will be live and online. The size and story of London’s contribution in the Great War fades into the pages of history somewhat. This presentation charts the story of its regiments, the people of London and the city’s sacrifices. Shortly after the end of the First World War, the most popular London newspaper of the time, The E…
ONLINE: Sir Douglas Haig and the Royal Navy with Clive Harris
The presentation will be live and online. Clive Harris will tell the story how Britain’s two military arms went from independent thinkers to close co-operating partners in the Great War. Britain’s position as a maritime power during the Great War is well documented. But as her land forces grew significantly and the Western Front became the key …