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070: April 2004

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Ep. 5 – French Tanks in 1917 – Dr Tim Gale

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Dr Tim Gale talks about ‘The development of French armoured warfare doctrine in 1917 ’, a lecture from the joint WFA and British Commission for Military History conference ‘The Armies of 1917’, held in April 2017.


The first French observation balloon of the Great War shot down

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    October 9,1915; 7am on the Somme-Suippe-Perthe, Marne, Part of the champagne region. 20th company commanded by Captain Perrin in the misty air a balloon had been in the air for 2 hours at 800m altitude.  From behind a cloud suddenly the staccato of a machine gun was heard, then the noise of an engine and an aircraft appears looking very big…


The Great War and the French People by Jean-Jacques Becker

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343pp., hardback £25 (1986 price) (Paperback £8.95).  Berg Publishers Ltd. The effect of modern war on civil populations has become a field of considerable interest to historians of late, not least because it was a field that had previously attracted very little attention. Professor Becker's study utilises a mass of published and unpublished m…