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The George Cecil Memorial at Villers-Cotterets by Michael Aidin


[This article first featured in Stand To! No.74 September 2005 pp 35-36. Some additional images have been added]. The memorial (below) to Lieutenant George Cecil by Francois Sicard (1862- 1945) is one of the finest private monuments erected on the Western Front. Situated in the extensive Foret de Retz at Villers Cotterets, about 20 miles from Co…

'Gassed - a visual reportage by Dr Iain Adams'


Gassed- a visual reportage by Dr Iain Adams. This talk was inspired by the painting Gassed by John Singer Sargent and its connection to football in the Great War.  A football match is in progress behind the line of blinded soldiers.    Iain is branch member and attends most meetings.  He has given us several very good talks in the past and is kn…