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Haig – Foch – Pershing, The Battle of St Mihiel 1918 with Michael O’Brien


St Mihiel is noteworthy because it was the first set piece battle planned by Americans and carried out under American command. This talk by Michael O'Brien will cover the personalities involved; the battle itself and the German analysis of the situation.   It remains a controversial event and the issues which arose will be discussed.

Hamel 4th July 1918: The Australian & American Triumph


By John Hughes-Wilson Uniform Publishing, £12.99, pb, 163pp, 15 ills. ISBN: 978–191–160–442–6 This is a somewhat odd book about an event which normally takes up no more than a chapter in many histories. Nevertheless, Hamel was undoubtedly a significant action, part of what the Australians called ‘peaceful penetration’ of the German lines which…

'The American Army In The First World War' - A Talk by Tony Taylor-Neale


We welcome Tony Taylor-Neale to the Poppy Lounge at the Royal British Legion, Hornchurch to present hos talk about America forces. There is a suggested entrance donation of £3 and there is also an optional buffet for £1.50   None members of the Assocation are always welcome