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013: Spring 1985


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Michael O’Brien - 'There were no neutrals in the Trenches'


In this talk Michael O'Brien will give an account of those American citizens who died fighting in the British Army during the Somme Campaign from July to November 1916. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded e…

'Ghosts on The Somme - Filming The Battle of the Somme' by Steve Roberts


'Ghosts on The Somme - Filming The Battle of the Somme' by Steve Roberts In early summer 1916, work started on a feature-length documentary film of the planned Somme Offensive. Filmed by cinematographers Geoffrey Malins and John MacDowell, “The Battle of The Somme” was released shortly after the opening phases of the battle. An estimated 20 millio…

'Somme success: The RFC and the Battle of the Somme, 1916' by Peter Hart


Peter discusses one of the great aerial battles played out during the summer and autumn of 1916 above the Somme battlefields. Photo reconnaissance conducted by both sides to identify the positioning of infantry and artillery, the need for aerial bombing, and fighter aircraft to deny the enemy access to the skies. Mention of Air Aces on both sides a…