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Britain’s Quest for Oil, The First World War and the Peace Conferences

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Reviewed by Chris Robinson. Britain’s Quest for Oil, charts the awakening and development of Britain’s military, diplomatic and commercial imperatives to secure oil supplies. In this reviewer’s experience, little of this complex story has been told to date, at least for the general reader. The industrial nature of the Great War was obvious to st…


CANCELLED 'I Shall hope to try an officer and at least one corporal for cowardice' with Michael Lo Cicero

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1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was a year of intense combat that was defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of the 1st July 1916. Yet it was also the year in which the British Army began to master industrial warfare and the tide of the war began to turn in favour of the Allies. This talk consider Britain’…


ONLINE: ‘Big Hands, Little Maps’: Operational Art and its genesis on the Western Front

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The presentation will be live and online.  Prior to 1914 there were generally considered to be only two levels of war: Strategy and Tactics. The former tended to be the role of a 'supreme leader' and his council or of a national government whilst the latter was executed by commanders of armies in the field. Lieutenant Colonel Simon Shephard will…