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034: Spring 1992

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Friends are Good on the Day of Battle: The 51st (Highland) Division During the First World War

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Review by Bob Wyatt. Friends are Good on the Day of Battle, an important evaluation of the 51st (Highland) Division, is the is the latest of several books about the formation which began with in 1920s  with the substantial and quite reliable History of the Highland Division by Major Bewsher and culminated in Campbell’s Empire of Destruction in 201…


A draft of 100, all boys from the Kings Liverpool Regt

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Most people seeking to trace the steps of a soldier who served in WW1 will run into the same dead end that I did when I was trying to follow my father's journey through that war. His service record, the document that would have provided the necessary details, no longer exists because most of them were destroyed in the London blitz of 1940 - and tha…


ONLINE: Boer War to World War: Tactics and Training in the British Army 1902 - 1914

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The presentation will be live and online. We are delighted to welcome back Dr Spencer Jones for another webinar, when he will look at the tactics of the British Army between the end of the Boer War and the start of the Great War. Rudyard Kipling reflected in his poem 'The Lesson' how the hard-fought Boer War (1899-1902) had provided 'no end of a …


Ep.220 – Recruiting and training the RFC – David Spruce

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Doctoral candidate David Spruce talks to me about his research into Recruiting and Training the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. David Spruce looks at the recruitment and training me…


The President's Conference 2022: '1917: The Darkest Year?

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The Western Front Association's 10th President's Conference Doors open at 9.00am for a start at 9.45am. It is expected the event will draw to a close at 4.30pm 1917: The Darkest Year?   'David Lloyd George and British Strategy 1917' with Dr. Spencer Jones  'British Monarchy in 1917' with Prof. Heather Jones 'Collective Training in 1917 'Mast…


‘The Learning Process in Practice: Some Case Studies of Tactics and Training, 1916-1918' Peter Simkins

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Our October branch meeting takes place on Sunday, 2nd October. We are very pleased to welcome the President of The Western Front Association, Peter Simkins. Peter is one of the leading Great War historians and is very well known for his detailed examination of Kitchener's Armies and many, many other aspects of 1914-18 in print, on-line and at conf…