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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.


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…

Members' Afternoon (1)


Our annual Members' Afternoon will be held on Sunday, 9th January 2022 - NB this is one week later than usual so that we avoid the New Year period. Again this year, we have a selection of talks which includes: Conscription in the NZEF A Gallipoli Photograph Album RFC (details TBC) The Battle of the Wilsons 1911 - A Monologue in Three Acts Armo…

The Indigenous Peoples of the Dominions 1914-18 by Paul Cobb


Our March meeting will see the first presentation of a new talk by the branch chairman, Paul Cobb. The talk is entitled 'The Indigenous Peoples of the Dominions 1914-1918'. This will covers aspects such as pre-war employment of indigenous people in military operations, their acceptance by military authorities, the extent of enlistments during the w…