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To what extent and why did the voluntary ethic characterise Winchester's response to war in 1914 and 1915?

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM DEPARTMENT OF WAR STUDIES 'To what extent and why did the voluntary ethic characterise Winchester's response to war in 1914 and 1915?'   Dissertation for MA in British First World War Studies. September 2015. Derek Whitfield   LIST OF CONTENTS         List of Abbreviations List of Tales Glossar…


Friends are Good on the Day of Battle: The 51st (Highland) Division During the First World War

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Review by Bob Wyatt. Friends are Good on the Day of Battle, an important evaluation of the 51st (Highland) Division, is the is the latest of several books about the formation which began with in 1920s  with the substantial and quite reliable History of the Highland Division by Major Bewsher and culminated in Campbell’s Empire of Destruction in 201…


Ep. 120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP). Your browser does not support the audio element. Her own interest in the perio…


Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


Kitchener’s Army by Peter Simkins

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  359 pp. Casebound. £37.50.  Manchester University Press 1988 19 Photos  ISBN 0 7190 2637 7 [This review by Gary Sheffield first appeared in Stand To! No. 25 Spring 1989] Peter Simkins will be well known to many readers of Stand To! as the Historian at the Imperial War Museum; many students of the Great War, including this reviewer, have ben…


Ep.220 – Recruiting and training the RFC – David Spruce

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Doctoral candidate David Spruce talks to me about his research into Recruiting and Training the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. David Spruce looks at the recruitment and training me…


SCHOOLS COMPETITION : Recruitment and the First World War : The Western Front Association Autumn Schools Competition for 12-14 year olds 2022

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Introduction We are delighted to announce a new competition for 12-14 year olds for this autumn. It is about recruitment and the First World War.  Students are asked to research posters used during the First World War; a link to a gallery of posters is provided below. Students should then think about the reasons why both men and women, from acr…