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'Fighting Spirit' a talk by Fraser Skirrow

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Fraser Skirrow will give a presentation on fighting spirit in the First World War.  Fraser is an author and speaker on military tactics and organisation in the First World War.  In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France – a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements we…


'Battlefield Success' – How the British Army became a war winning weapon with Fraser Skirrow

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In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France – a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. By 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army. This talk looks in great detail at how one battalion of the 62nd changed…


ONLINE : 'Battlefield Success: Achieving Tactical Excellence in an Infantry Battalion 1916-18' with Fraser Skirrow

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The presentation will be live and online. This talk, by Fraser Skirrow, looks at the development of training, tactics, weapons and organisation. Told through the experiences of a West Yorkshire battalion, it focuses on how new weapons and techniques were applied by the infantry on the battlefield. The story illustrates the growth of all arms…


ONLINE: 'Fighting Spirit - patrolling and raiding with the West Yorks' by Fraser Skirrow

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Captions - Above: painting from Foot Patrol (1916). Online talks: Powered by zoom and held usually on the last Thursday of the month, these talks start at 19:45 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 - wfa.nwkent@gmail.com - and we'l…


2022 Spring Conference and AGM

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Programme for the day   9:30am Doors open. Teas/coffees 10.15am Welcome by the Chair 10.20am ‘Three Days at Marfaux: July 1918’ Second battle of the Marne. Innovation and improvisation on the battlefield with Fraser Skirrow 11,20am ‘A forgotten Navy: Fishermen’s involvement in the Great War’ with Dr. Robb Robinson 12:20pm Buffet Lunch 1:20pm…


'A Yorkshire brigade at Cambrai' by Fraser Skirrow

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Caption: Tanks arriving by rail. Relying on new research, Fraser explores how tanks and infantry cooperated and were coordinated in this groundbreaking all arms offensive. About the Talk: In the early hours of 20 Nov 1917 the infantry battalions of 185 Brigade had their first chance at large scale all arms warfare. There has been much discussion a…