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Tolkien’s War: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lancashire Fusiliers by Professor John Bourne


Tolkien is, to the consternation of many in the literary establishment, possibly the most widely read of twentieth-century British authors, whose sales show no sign of slacking.  Tolkien volunteered for military service in June 1915 and was commissioned in the Lancashire Fusiliers.  He served on the Somme with the 11th Battalion (74 Brigade, 25th D…

Ep. 294 – 46th Division in WW1 – Prof. John Bourne


Professor John Bourne talks about his interest and research on the  British 46th Division on the Western Front during the First World War.

The 46th Division was a Territorial Force unit forme…

ONLINE with the Gallipoli Association 'A Personal Reflection on Gallipoli' with Professor John Bourne


History is, to some extent, a study in why institutions succeed and why they fail.  The Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaign was undoubtedly a failure. None of the wider strategic aims were achieved and hardly any of the smaller tactical ones. The human and political costs were high. Was the failure one of execution or of conception? Was the failure ine…

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