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011: Summer 1984


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'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart: GCB, KCVO, DSO (Part II)


  (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1992) In August 1914 William Robertson crossed to France to meet the long-expected foe, together with the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, on the staff of the Commander­ in-Chief, Field-Marshal Sir John French, and in the post of…

'Hunted With All The Hounds, 24th August - The Day After Mons' with Sean Godfrey


Historically accepted at the first day of the 'Great Retreat' the vicious engagements of the 24th August are often forgotten. However British casualties on this day were higher than for the Battle of Mons. This talk looks at the actions of the day, in particular Frameries, Wasmes, Elouges and Audregnies.

"Danny's Story " by Levinson Wood Snr


"Danny's Story" is both a reflective and personal story of an unknown brother of Lev's maternal grandfather, Grenadier Guardsman Daniel Daniels, who became the first recorded Burslem soldier to lose his life during the first World War. This became a personal voyage of discovery and pilgimage for Lev and his wife, Janice, to follow in Daniel's fo…

ONLINE: 'Lance -v- lance 1914 - The Last Lance Actions of the Great War' by Phil Watson, Maj (retd)


Caption: Phil Watson, lancer major turned historian, examines this historic charge and strips away the myths. About the talk: On 7 September 1914, the 9th Lancers (2nd Cavalry Brigade) conducted the last lance verses lance charge on the Western Front. It took place at Le Moncel, just outside Paris, on what would become the end of the Retreat and t…