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081: January 2008


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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918


It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of those available to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. [1] This observation is at odds with the example of the Guards Division which also had a favourable reputation, but whose discipline was strict.[2] It is therefore potentially useful…

Ep. 169 – The Sandringham Company – Neil Storey


Neil Story talks about his book on the service of the Territorial Battalions of the Norfolk Regiment during the Great War, and in particular, the famous Sandringham Company. This book is published by Pen & Sword.

The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve


In March 1910, two years after the formation of the Territorial Force (TF), R.B.Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, announced the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve (TFR). The reserve was to have three elements: a reserve for the TF itself; a Technical Reserve (TR), and the Veteran Reserve (VR). The reserve for the TF was to prove so…

Bedford’s Highlanders – the Scottish ‘Invasion’ of Bedford, August 1914


During three days in August 1914, nearly seventeen thousand Scottish territorial soldiers arrived in Bedford. This friendly invasion is a relatively little-known part of Bedford's recent history. The "invaders" were the men of the Highland Division (later to become the 51st Highland Division) whose infantry units carried famous and evocative names …

'Fighting Spirit - Patrolling and Raiding with the West Yorks 1917-18' a talk by Fraser Skirrow


This talk looks at the routine daily business of dominating the enemy through the development of patrolling and raiding in a West Yorks battalion. It examines who was involved, how the patrol and raiding war actually worked, what was achieved and discusses whether the emphasis on patrolling had any effect on fighting abilities. With modern and cont…

London Pride Conference: The London Territorial Force in Peace and War, 1908-1921


Doors Open at 9.30 (conference starts at 10.00) to 16.30. The London Pride Conference in 2024 aims to offer a comprehensive exploration of the history and influence of the London Territorials during the years 1908 to 1921. The conference provides an opportunity for the authors of an edited volume of the same name, due to be published by Helion &am…

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