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011: Summer 1984

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055: April 1999

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Britain in the First World War : Lecture given by John Terraine in 1988

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(Lecture given by John Terraine in 1988) The 1914-1918 War was, for Britain, a traumatic experience - hence the emotional reactions to it which continue this day. It was, I am certain, far more traumatic for Britain than for Europeans, and far, far more so than it was for America. It was also far more traumatic for Britain than the Second World Wa…


Rescheduled: 'Entente Cordially' a talk by Paul Handford

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Join us for a fascinating talk by Paul Handford on the little-known subject of the British Volunteers serving in the French Army in the Vosges Mountains. The talk is the result of his detailed research and visiting the Vosges and highlight this unique and well preserved area. Hartmannswillerkopf - The Vosges (Photo: Chris Preston)         …


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…