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The Cenotaph Forbury Gardens, Reading, Remembrance Sunday 2019

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The 100th Anniversary of Remembrance Sunday in Reading was commemorated on Sunday 10th November in Reading Minster of St Mary Virgin by a special morning service, conducted by the Reverend Canon Stephen Pullin, Acting Archdeacon of Berkshire and attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Reading and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. On a bright sunny…


'1919: Versailles and the Origins of World War II' - Dr Simon Peaple

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NOTE DATE - Thursday 16th December 2021  Dr Simon Peaple— 1919: Versailles and the Origins of World War II Dr Peaple is the now retired  head of History at Princethorpe College, an author and experienced local politician with a PhD in history from Birmingham University. Simon will consider the debate over the links with the Versailles and other …


'From Gallipoli to D-Day: British Empire Armies and Amphibious Operations 1915-44' - Gary Sheffield : Gallipoli to D-Day

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Gary needs no introduction to members of  the Thames Valley Branch (of which he is a member). In his talk he will  argue that the Gallipoli Campaign was not, as it is often regarded, a great missed opportunity to shorten the Great War, but that conditions on the Gallipoli Peninsula were even more unfavourable than those on the Western Front, and th…


'Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915-19' - Jeremy Gordon Smith

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This talk was originally scheduled for 2020 but had to be cancelled due to 'Lockdown'. Jeremy Gordon Smith is a Therapeutic Counsellor and has a keen interest in Military History and Photography. His Great Great Uncle, Ivan Bawtree was also a photographer and became an Official Photographer for the Graves Registration Commission in 1915, working i…


June 2022

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  CHANGE OF SPEAKER  Roy Larkin - Where the Money Went A look at some of the costs of the Great War which are obvious when pointed out, but not otherwise considered. Presents an opportunity for comment or discussion and aims to awaken and point the imagination in new directions. Thames Valley Branch member Roy has a lifelong interest in road tr…


October 27th - The landscape of memory: Kew Gardens, the IWGC and the creation of war cemeteries

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Rapidly rising numbers of deaths during the First World War gave rise to significant developments in the recording and burial of individual soldiers, and dedicated war cemetery sites came into being. While the death and destruction caused by the war became prevailing characters in the public memory during post-war decades, the process of healing – …


November 2022 - Eric "Kipper" Robinson VC

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Clive Harris - From the Dardanelles to the Caspian Sea - Eric ‘Kipper’ Robinson VC One of the most intriguing characters of the Great War, Eric 'Kipper' Robinson served notably in the Gallipoli Campaign, Palestine and The Caspian Sea. He was decorated on numerous occasions and appears on the fringes of seemingly endless moments of history from the…


December 2022 - 'Artillery Conquers, Infantry Occupies’

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NOTE THE DATE - 15th DECEMBER    Lt Col Simon Shephard - ‘Artillery Conquers, Infantry Occupies’ A study of the effectiveness of the British artillery at the Third Battle of Ypres Lt Col Simon Shephard seeks to assess the performance of the British Expeditionary Forces artillery during the preparation for, and conduct of, the Third Battle of Ypr…