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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.

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…

The Voie Sacrée by Roy Larkin


Please note - the date of this meeting (our May meeting) has been changed to avoid the Coronation weekend and additional bank holiday. It will now take place on Wednesday, 26th April at 19.00.   This is the last branch meeting before our summer break - our speaker will be Roy Larkin who will talk on 'The 'Voie Sacrée - the road that saved Verdun …

'Mons 1914' by Colin Ellender


Our branch season for 2023/24 starts on Sunday, 3rd September. Colin Ellender will take us back to the early days of the Great War with his talk on Mons and the tumultous early fighting in August 1914. Doors open c13.40 for a 14.00 start. As ever, all members and guests are most welcome to attend. We do ask for a donation of £4.00 on the the door …