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Britain’s Quest for Oil, The First World War and the Peace Conferences
Reviewed by Chris Robinson. Britain’s Quest for Oil, charts the awakening and development of Britain’s military, diplomatic and commercial imperatives to secure oil supplies. In this reviewer’s experience, little of this complex story has been told to date, at least for the general reader. The industrial nature of the Great War was obvious to st…
‘1918-2018: The End of the War and the Re-Shaping of a Century’ 6-8 September
‘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…
Malaria in the Great War
A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation) Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8) Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, with a r…
Cancelled 14 March : Study Day ‘The War Against the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918'
First World War Research Group Study Day : ‘The War Against the Ottoman Empire 1914-1918' featuring presentations from Professor Gary Sheffield, Dr James Kitchen, James Halstead and Dr Phylomena Badsey. VENUE: Room MC001, Lecture Theatre, Millennium City (MC) Building, City Campus Wulfruna (South), University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1…
THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD Two: “Mission Creep” It became apparent by January 1915 that the situation was not quite as was hoped for. The Turks were reinforcing Mesopotamia and it was learnt that German and Turkish diplomatic missions had been in Persia. Although the Southern oilfields were secured some of the local tribes had become restless and a pip…
9 January 1917 : Major Henry Clifford
He was the son of Henry James and Annie Frances (née Hilton-Green) of Frampton Court, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. At the 1881 Census the 9 year old Henry was at home his parents, five sisters and five domestic servants. At the 1891 Census the 19 year old Henry was at home with his parents, four sisters, two female visitors and four domestic …
Pieter Trogh (IFFM) : Wavell’s Eye. Connections between Flanders Fields and the Middle East through the prism of the First World War
As part of the Kent University/IFFM Lecture Programme Pieter Trogh (IFFM) will be giving a talk titled ' Wavell’s Eye. Connections between Flanders Fields and the Middle East through the prism of the First World War'. Further details from the University of Kent.