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Railways at War in Britain - John Chester


The story of how Britain’s railway companies coped, or didn’t, with the demands of total war; plus a few railway disasters from the period. Meeting at Sobraon Barracks on Burton Road in Lincoln the doors are open from 18.30. Free and ample car parking is available on-site. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available along with a bar for those who would…

The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt (Major Alex Saunt MBE served with the Light Infantry and with the SAS in Libya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, Germany and Denmark. He was awarded an MBE for his courage). The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine. B…

Britain's Railways in the First World War by Michael Foley


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pen & Sword Transport (2 July 2021) Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages, Appendices, glossary, index, photographs ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526786796 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526786791 The classical place to start when researching the railways of the United Kingdom during the Great War is Edwin Pratt’s two volume work published in 1921. It covers, alm…

Grant Cullen - Steaming to the Front - Britain's Railways and the Great War


In this talk Grant Cullen will cover the very interesting subject of Britain's Railways and the Great War.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 

The Rob Thompson Memorial Conference


The late Rob Thompson was, in his own words, an "accidental military historian". But, in the opinion of others, he was "a true scholar … with a new way of looking at the Great War" and "an off the wall character with rock star charisma". This conference celebrates his lifetime achievements - in historical research, critical interpretation and publi…

Ep.332 – Midland Railway men of the GW – Quint Watt


Historian and researcher Quintin Watt takes us on a captivating journey into the forgotten stories of the Midland Railway’s servicemen from the Black Country and South Staffordshire during the First World War. Your browser does not support the audio element. …