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104: September 2015 Special Edition


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British Military Leadership in the First World War by John Terraine


(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…

Sir William Robertson - Architect to Victory ? - Ross Beadle


Sir William Robertson - Architect to Victory  Ross will give his presentation on Sir William Robertson the first man in the British Army to enter as a Private and obtain the rank of Field Marshall.  Looking at many of his actions that eventually resulted in the war being won on the Western Front.  Members of the WFA and non-members alike are equa…

The Rise of Sir William Robertson with Ross Beadle


The Rise of Sir William Robertson. 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.  Episode 95 : The Rise of Sir William Robertson   

Sir William Robertson: Architect of Victory with Ross Beadle


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 

Sir William Robertson Architect of Victory? - Talk by Ross Beadle


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 …