Search results for Sir Douglas Haig.


Stand To! No.1 to No.124 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-121 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…


British Military Leadership in the First World War by John Terraine

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(This lecture was given by John Terraine , the then Honorary President of The Western Front Association in 1991. It was later published in a 'Leadership & War' and published by The Western Front Association in 1998).  This is a subject  subject which has been  steeped in misunderstanding,  prejudice and pure mythology for over seventy years an…


Postponed : 8th President's Conference - Theme '1915 Revisited'

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Given current situation with spread of coronavirus the President's Conference will be postponed until further notice. The welfare of delegates and speakers is uppermost in our thoughts.  Speakers:    Aimee Fox : 'To Gallipoli and Back Again: Learning lessons between theatres, Gallipoli and the Western Front, 1915-1916'? Aimee Fox This talk fo…


In Haig’s Shadow: The Letters of Major– General Hugo De Pree and Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (editor) Gary Sheffield

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Greenhill Books £19.99, 217 pages, including 2 appendices  ISBN 9781784383534  Some might think that there is little left to say about Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. Lionised by his brothers–in–arms in the 1920s, Haig’s reputation was systematically demolished in the 1930s to the point where, for many, he came to represent something of a pantom…


Stand To ! No. 121 Recently Published

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Contents  Communication Lines 2–6  A Bridge Too Many on the Oise by Michael Carragher 7–11  A Short Spell on Mudros and Helles by Barbara Meredith 12–18  Another Lonely Anzac 1394 Private H V Meston 9th Battalion AIF by Paul Cobb 19–21  The Camera Returns (102) by Bob Grundy and Steve Wall 22–23  A Fascination for Flora Along the Western …


Stereoscope images from the Western Front and elsewhere

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Having just published the initial batch of stereoscopic images on The Western Front Association's website, it is perhaps a good time to pick out just a handful of these to show the kind of images that are available. There is no 'science' to the selection of the following images, it is merely a selection of some that have caught my eye as being of …


"Haig - Hero or Villain?" with Gordon Corrigan

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Douglas Haig has probably attracted more controversy than any other military commander in recent British history, and although he is almost a century dead, argument still rages at conferences and in the pages of books and magazines. Was he a butcher and a bungler, responsible for the loss of a whole generation of British manhood, or was he the man …


HYBRID ONLINE/LIVE MEETING: Learning on the Job – Sir Douglas Haig 1916-1918 by Clive Harris

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This is a hybrid meeting with Clive Harris will be 'live' and 'online' at the same time. It will be streamed live into zoom from the branch event which will be taking place in York on Saturday 11 September at 2.30pm UK time.  When Douglas Haig took command of the BEF in late 1915, he soon realised he would have to become as much a ‘Battlefield Man…