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The Great War, Memory and Ritual: Commemoration in the City and East London, 1916-1939

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Book review by James Brazier. This is the latest volume in The Royal Historical Society's Studies in History series. The book's author, Dr Mark Connelly, is Reuters Lecturer in Media History at the University of Kent and has given talks to a number of Western Front Association Branches in the south east on Great War British and Canadian war artist…


SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September

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‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’   This important and unique conference will be taking place between the 6-8 September 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton. Seven keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and its aftermath will be at the heart of the conference, alo…


Visiting and Revisiting the battlefields, 1919-1938 by Prof. Mark Connelly.

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Tourists in Ypres, Whit Monday, 1919. Image from the Imperial War Museum collection (c) Jeremy Gordon-Smith  By Prof. Mark Connelly Throughout the Great War the battlefields and the hinterland behind them held a fascination for people. Trying to understand what the major theatre of operations was actually like remained a preoccupation of huge n…


Long Long Trail A–winding: Centenary Perspectives on the Great War Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac

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Editor  Dr Andrew Cromac The Society of Army Historical Research, Special Publication No.18, £10.00+p&p postage and packing, 173pp, 38 ills, tables and maps. Copies are available from the Honorary Editor, Andrew Cormack (editor@sahr.org.uk). Invoices will be sent after posting. Please do not send money with your order. PayPal facility is avai…


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'Ypres: Holy ground of the British Empire' by Professor Mark Connelly

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In this talk Professor Mark Connelly looks at the special place that Ypres occupies in British commemoration between 1914-1939. This will include the feelings of the pilgrims, the role of Ypres League and the rise of the Anglo-Belgium community as ex-servicemen IWGC gardeners married local women and started families. So if you would like to learn m…