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100: June 2014 Special Edition

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'Sir William Robertson: Architect of Victory' with Ross Beadle

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Ross visits the Branch with his presentation where he discusses the impact of Sir William Robertson on British Military tactics and finally the road to victory 


CHECK WITH THE BRANCH : Sir William Robertson Architect of Victory? - Talk by Ross Beadle

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Haig gets all the attention, but he was only half of the double act that set British war plans from December 1915 to February 1918, all the way through the Somme and Passchendaele battles, the other half of the act was Sir William Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff and famously the only man ever to rise from the lowest rank all the way …


'Cambrai' with Ross Beadle

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This month the branch is very pleased to welcome back Ross Beadle who, on this occasion, will speak on the subject of Cambrai. This significant 1917 action was notable for the use of tanks but was also a significant artillery battle that merits further study. Members and guests are encouraged to come along and listen to what will be an information…


ONLINE : 'More to it than tanks : The Battle of Cambrai - Nov-Dec 1917' with Ross Beadle

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'More to it than Tanks: The Battle of Cambrai – Nov-Dec 1917' The 'tank phase' of the Battle of Cambrai lasted until about 2pm on the first day – 8 hours in all. The battle itself lasted (officially) 19 days. Although many of the technical and military advances to be used fully by both sides in 1918 were on display, for the most part Cambrai was s…


Ep. 95 – The Rise of Sir William Robertson – Ross Beadle

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Historian Ross Beadle talks about the rise of Sir William Robertson who was appointed to the role of Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1915.


There was more to it than tanks: The Battle of Cambrai Nov-Dec 1917 with Ross Beadle (Zoom Webinar)

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We all know the story: The tanks break the deadlock on the Western Front and is a harbinger of the victories of 1918. England’s church bells are allowed to ring in celebration for the first time. But it all ended in disappointment, stalemate and the almost inevitable concerted German counter-attack. The outcome was a disappointing score draw. Ac…


Ep. 221a – The Schlieffen Plan : 1914 March to the Marne in 1914 - Part 1 – Ross Beadle

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Episode 1 : Research into the ten critical decisions of the French, German and British commanders that shaped the failure of German Schlieffen plan in 1914.


Ep. 221b – The Schlieffen Plan : 1914 March to the Marne - Part 2 – Ross Beadle

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Episode 2 : Research into the ten critical decisions of the French, German and British commanders that shaped the failure of German Schlieffen plan in 1914.


The 10 Decisions That Decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle

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The First Battle of the Marne fought from 6 to 12 September 1914 resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west. By 9 September, the success of the Franco-British counteroffensive left the German 1st and 2nd Armies at risk of encirclement, and they were ordered to retreat to the Aisne River. The German retreat brought to an end…


ONLINE: ‘The Big Brain in the Army’: The Rise of Sir William Robertson from Trooper to Chief of the Imperial General Staff

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Sir William Robertson is an important but underrated figure in in the story of the British Army. In this presentation, Ross Beadle will look to explain more about 'Wully'.  Apart from being a larger than life figure Robertson has two major claims to have shifted the course of history. He remains to this day the only man to have risen from the lowe…