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Our March 2017 Newsletter

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  Welcome to the March Newsletter.  Those of you able to come to our meetings will, I am sure, agree with me that we have already had a diverse and fascinating selection of talks so far this year.  Many thanks to Nigel and Norman for their hard work in arranging this for us.  The topical picture this month is of HMS Hardy an  Acasta-class destro…


German Memorials on the Western Front

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One of the consequences of the German occupation of France during the First World War was that their occupation became formalised with the establishment of well constructed laagers and camps. Often these became associated with specific units which were based there for months and even years and, as a consequence, the units sought to create a sense o…


Max Immelmann – the ‘Eagle of Lille’

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The first German air ace of the war was Max Immelmann – known as ‘Der Adler von Lille’ – ‘the eagle of Lille’. Over a period of just over a year, he would claim 17 victories until his death on 18 June 1916. Above: a commemorative coin Born in Dresden on 21 September 1890, Max enrolled in Dresden Cadet School in 1905. By 1912, he had left the ar…


'Known Unto God : The Missing of The Great War' with Simon Fowler

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  We welcome Simon Fowler to the Sussex Branch for our April Talk. Simon has been a member of The Western Front Association for 30 years and has several items published in Stand To! He will be talking to us about 'Known Unto God The Missing of The Great War'. He will tell us the heartbreak of the families left behind and their struggles to fi…