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Charles Kuentz - Germany's last surviving veteran of the Great War


Ninety years after he was conscripted, Germany's only surviving veteran of the Great War talks to Tony Paterson in Alsace. Charles Kuentz holds up a sepia photograph of himself taken in 1916. It shows a youth of 19 wearing the Prussian spiked helmet, a heavy, grey field coat and sword that make up the full military dress uniform of the Kaiser's...

Malaria in the Great War


A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation) Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8) Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, with a rat...

12 May 1915: Musk Josef Abberger


Already a serving soldier at the outbreak of war, he transferred to the newly expanded Lehr Infantry Regiment at Potsdam in early 1914 and first saw action at Namur during the invasion of Belgium in August 1914. After moving to the Eastern Front, Josef fought at the 1st Battle of the Masurian Lakes and the Battle of Lodz before moving to the C...

January 2020


The Brusilov Offensive of 1916   General Aleksei Brusilov (1853-1926) who gave his name to the Brusilov Offensive was, like Douglas Haig an aristocratic cavalry officer. The Brusilov Offensive of 1916 took place on the Eastern Front and was the only battle in the Great War named after a general.  The offensive which lasted from June 4th 1916 to...

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt (Major Alex Saunt MBE served with the Light Infantry and with the SAS in Libya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, Germany and Denmark. He was awarded an MBE for his courage). 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. B...

ONLINE : Amazing Medical Women – The Scottish Women’s Hospital with Dr John Sorrell


To be presented as a Zoom meeting. Our next talk, moved from September to October, is by Dr John Sorrell. This will be the third talk he has given us, all on a medical theme. His previous talks were ‘From the Front to Home Hospital’ and ‘The Madonnas of Pervyse’; both very well received. This month’s talk, ‘Amazing Medical Women’, is about the...

Ep. 197 - The 1918 German Revolution - Prof. Robert Gerwarth


Historian Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies, talks about his recent book on the German 1918 Revolution.  Your browser does not support the audio element....

Ep.305 – Women doctors on the Eastern and Western Fronts – Dr Ann Robertson


Former medical consultant, historian and author, Dr Ann Robertson, talks about her research into female doctors’ service and the First World War. Your browser does not support the audio element.    

August von Mackensen - the Last Hussar by Andrew Lock and Branch AGM


August von Mackensen - the Last Hussar by Andrew Lock and Branch AGM Von Mackensen served throughout the First World War on the Eastern Front, fighting the Russians, the Serbians and the Romanians. He rose from command of XVII Army Corps to the rank of Field Marshall in command of an Army Group. Andrew has worked as a historian and guide in Lond...