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046: April 1996

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Kitchener Wants You: the man, the poster and the legacy

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By Martyn Thatcher and Anthony Quinn Uniform Press, 2016, £14.99p, 168pp ISBN-10:1910500364, ISBN-13:978-1910500361 Book Review by Niall Ferguson  This slim volume is more a sociological history of how posters and the popular press sought to sway public opinion and recruitment into the armed forces before and during the Great War. It uses what …


Some Prominent British Generals and their Fortunes in The Great War

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  Introduction At first sight, the neophyte amateur war historian may find the nomenclature of the war of 1914-1918 rather confusing. For many years, it was called the Great War and then, from 1939 on, when the Second World War broke out, it became known as the First World War (also written as WW1). However, many war historians, this author inc…


'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)

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  (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) In August 1914 William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of…


Ep. 140 – Who Killed Kitchener? – David Laws

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Former cabinet minister and MP, David Laws talks about Kitchener: his sad youth growing up in Ireland and tutored at home, his early and unimpressive army career followed in time by successes in Sudan and South Africa founded on his belief in careful planning and preparation. Cold to anyone who did not know him and unpopular with politicians he non…