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Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I

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Reviewed by Timothy Heck.  Works on the American participation in World War I are understandably harder to come by than those of their European counterparts. Books focusing on the experiences of one American unit are harder still. George B. Clark, in Devil Dogs Chronicle, has edited the memoirs, letters, and diaries of members of the 4th Marine Br…


REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

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  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…


8 April 1918 : Pte Arthur Algernon Pickles MM

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His parents were John Pickles (an antique dealer and Sexton) and Hannah. Arthur had a much older brother Hartley, as well a younger brother George and a younger sister Mary Lucy.  Before the war Arthur was a cotton weaver.  His father's first wife had died in 1886. Arthur had to much older half-brothers, Hartley who died in 1983 age 102, and …


Ep. 65 – Major Discoveries on the Western Front – David Tattersfield

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Western Front Association trustee David Tattersfield talks about his detective work in France to determine the identities of two majors buried in graves marked unknown, who were both killed in the German Spring offensive on the River Aisne in May 1918. 


Ep. 69 – The German 1918 Spring Offensives – Dr Jonathan Boff

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Dr Jonathan Boff, University of Birmingham, gives a lecture on the German Spring Offensives which happened from March to July in 1918; this talk was given at The Western Front Association's 7th President’s Conference in Birmingham on 2 June 2018.

Preparations for the Spring Offensive. German troops concentrating in the wrecked streets of St. Quentin, immediately prior to the Spring Offensive, 19 March 1918. © IWM Q 55479


Ep. 108 – Nobody of Any Importance – Phil Sutcliffe

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Phil Sutcliffe talks about his father’s account of being an infantryman during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element.   Phil's father, Sam Sutcliffe, was a World War One 'Tommy.' He enlisted at the age of 16 in t…


Ep. 153 – The 66th (East Lancs) Division During the German Spring Offensive – David Martin

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David Martin talks about his recent book on the 66th Division (East Lancs) during the German Spring Offensive. This is published by Pen & Sword.


Online Talk -The 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment and the German Spring Offensive March 1918 by Neil Rosoman

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Neil will be talking about the 9th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment at Maissemy, near St Quentin during the first week of the German Spring Offensive in March. The story of how a typical front-line Battalion fought for their lives under the most tremendous pressure to stand and hold as long as they could to give the reserves time to meet the c…


"Ten Days to Win the War: The German Spring Offensive 1918" by Dr Spencer Jones

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A big welcome back to the branch to Dr Spencer Jones. In March 1918 the German Empire mustered its last reserves of strength and launched an all-out attack designed to break the Western Front and win the war.  The British Army stood in the path of the oncoming storm.  The events of the first ten days of the offensive represented perhaps the greate…


CANCELLED: 'A magnificent day of achievement': The Defeat of Operation Mars, 28 March 1918

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Seven days after the start of the German Spring Offensive on 21 March, the enemy launched another major assault on the fronts of Third and First Armies. Sometimes overlooked by British historians as being merely an adjunct to Operation Michael, the defeat of the German attack on 28 March caused a significant adjustment to Ludendorff’s strategy of…


'Nobody of Any Importance' - Phil Sutcliff

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Tuesday 26th April - Phil Sutcliffe speaks about his father's autobiography 'Nobody of Any Importance'  A Foot soldier's Memoir of World War One. Phil's father, Sam Sutcliffe, was a World War One 'Tommy.' He enlisted at the age of 16 in the 2/1st Royal Fusiliers in September 1914 and subsequently fought at Gallipoli the following year. He then fo…