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SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


REMINDER: Up Coming WFA National and Regional Conferences

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  Suffolk : 11 August 2018 Suffolk 5th Annual Centenary Conference '1918 The Winning Formula'   Speakers: Peter Simkins, Jack Sheldon and Peter Hart Panel Discussion chaired by Taff Gillingham VENUE: University of Suffolk in Ipswich Purchase Tickets > HERE         Wolverhampton : 6-8 September 2018 WFA/University of Wolverhampt…


Two Sides of the Same Bad Penny? Gallipoli and the Western Front, a Comparison

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Editor Michael LoCicero Helion, £26.96, hb, 266pp, 22 ills, 4 maps, notes, refs and index. ISBN: 978–191–109–668–9 The sub–title – Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison – suggests a comparative study of various aspects of these two quite different theatres of war. Given that the Gallipoli campaign was relatively short and that fighting o…


Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the British Expeditionary Force by Rob Thompson

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The German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, 14 March – 5 April, 1917, is something of a footnote in the study of Great War military operations yet the engineering and logistic lessons taught were of crucial importance to the success of BEF mobile operations in 1918. It represented the BEF’s only experience of a mobile pursuit against an enemy re…


Rob Thompson has been awarded a Western Front Association Hero Award for his contributions to the WFA over many years.

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Rob Thompson has spoken at The Western Front Association AGM and National Conferences as well as speaking at many Branches. In addition, he has provided interesting articles for our journal Stand To! and our in-house magazine Bulletin, for example his current overview of 1917 'Crossing the Devastated Zone, 1917: Lessons and Consequences for the Bri…



ONLINE: 'The Wombles of the Western Front - Salvage and recycling in the Great War' by Rob Thompson

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Online talks: This online talk starts at 19:45 and ends about 21:00. Participating is quick and easy. The only equipment you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email wfa.nwkent@gmail.com for your link to the next video meeting. We'll also automatically add you to the mailing list to keep you updated with future events. Abo…


ONLINE : 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson

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ONLINE LECTURE 'Beyond Vimy Ridge: Canadian Corps Operations, 1918' By Rob Thompson Rob will take us away from Vimy Ridge and look at the Canadians during 1918. Emphasis on Amiens and the logistical setup required to move a 100,000-men-plus corps (and horses, artillery and equipment) in secret and have them in position within less than two weeks.…


Ep.200 - Logistics during the Messines - Third Ypres Campaign - Rob Thompson

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Historian Rob Thompson talks about how the British army supplied logistics and material for the Messines/Third Ypres Campaign of 1917. Your browser does not support the audio element. Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery unloading shell…


ONLINE: 'Never Mind the Quality – Feel the Width' with Rob Thompson

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The presentation will be live and online.  The Role of the Somme Campaign in the Development of BEF Logistics The 1916 Battle of the Somme was a watershed moment for the British Expeditionary Force, both in terms of the course of the Great War on the Western Front and in public memory and perception. Recent scholarship has attempted to move focus…