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Causes of War

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A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know!  Document Title Focus Format  Causes of War Explosive Barrels  The different causes of war each represented as a barrel of gunpowder. Can the students …


The Gallipoli Oak: A Story of a Family’s Unique Legacy to a Lancashire Fusilier by Dr Martin Purdy

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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE  - NOW 17 JAN In March 1922 a Lancashire businessman stepped from a cruise ship onto the Gallipoli peninsula. He was accompanied by a host of other pilgrims equally as desperate to visit this Mediterranean outpost as he and his wife, but what made James Duckworth stand out was the fact that he stepped ashore with a bucket o…


'Military Mining And The La Boiselle Project' with Colin Winn

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Join us for a fascinating talk on Military Mining and the La Boiselle Project by Colin Winn Colin Winn is a retired weapons engineer specialising in the underground conflict.  He is a founder member of the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association and is interested in the work of the 252 Tunnelling Company in the sector.   Colin will bring relevant artef…


They Called It A Town For Four Winters

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Join us for an interesting and well illustrated talk by Mark Price entitled "They Called It A Town For Four Winters. This talk will cover the history of the two training camps on Cannock Chase during the First World War, Brocton Camp and Rugeleley Camp. Brocton Camp included a prisoner of war camp and there was also a hospital nearby. Mike will …


'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home!' a talk by Tony Davies

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Join us for an interesting talk by Tony Davies about the lads from the village of Knutsford in Cheshire who never came home in the First World War. Based on his research into the men commemorated on the Knutsford War Memorial, and his book 'The Knutsford Lads Who Never Came Home', this well illustrated talk will give us a detailed insight into the…


POSTPONED : 'Hartelebury V.A.D.' a talk by Doug Smith

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This event is now scheduled for 8 January 2021 In the First World War many hundreds of houses were converted into hospitals to help cope with the many thousands of wounded.  When the War ended these houses were closed and the vast amount of records of the patients and nurses who were at these hospitals, destroyed.  Not so Hartlebury VAD Hospital i…


CANCELLED : 'Aftermath' a talk by Professor John Derry

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Due to the Coronavirus, all meetings have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please check with us before venturing out to an advertised event.  We are delighted to welcome Professor Derry for another talk on the First World War. On this occasion he will cover the events which took place following the Armistice on 11 November1918 and…


Trapped Behind the Lines: Stories of British Soldiers on the Run

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Hedley Malloch will be giving a talk which will look at British soldiers trapped behind the lines in France and Belgium. Please join us for our first Branch meeting of the year.


Entente Cordially - 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.

 

The Vosges


Lessons of the Hundred Days - Amiens to the Armistice - Dr. Simon Peaple

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Join us for a fascinating talk by Dr Simon Peaple on lessons learned during the Last Hundred Days Campaign during the Advance from the Battle of Amiens in  8 August 1918 to the Armistice on 11 November 1918.