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The War To End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I

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The War to End All Wars, The American Military Experience in World War I by Edward M. Coffman This work, first published in 1968, has been reprinted in 1998. The following is a transcript of interviews which took place in May and June 1998, between Dr Coffman and Paul Guthrie, exploring the elements identified by Dr. Coffman as crucial to understa…


'Wully' Field Marshal Sir William Robertson Bart : GCB, KCVO, (Part I)

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Part 1 (Lecture delivered by John Terraine at the Western Front Association's Annual Seminar at Abergavenny in June 1991 and published in Leadership & War, a WFA publication for members, in 1998) The title of this essay is 'Wully' - the Army nickname for a man. There should really be a sub-title too, and it ought to be 'The Making of a Chie…


Ep. 19 – Animals in the Great War – Lucinda Moore

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Lucinda Moore, a picture researcher at the Mary Evans Picture Library, discusses her new book Animals in the Great War with Tom Thorpe.  Your browser does not support the audio element. Transcript  Dr Tom Thorpe [TT]: In this week's episo…


Ep. 120 – Popular responses to the outbreak of WW1 – Prof Catriona Pennell

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Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP). Your browser does not support the audio element. Her own interest in the perio…


Ep. 134 – Bainsfather’s ‘Other ‘ole’ cartoon – Dr Helen Brooks & Dr Pip Gregory

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On this week’s Dispatches podcast, Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre and Cultural History, School of Arts, and Dr Philippa Gregory, History HPL Tutor, both from the University of Kent, talk about Bruce Bairnsfather’s famous ‘Other ‘Ole’ cartoon and its impact and resonance during the Great War and after. …


Ep. 146 – The YMCA during WW1 – Kathryn White

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Kathryn White, a PhD history student at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, talks about her doctoral research into religion and the YMCA in WW1. [Follow her at https://www.kathrynshistoryblog.com/] Kathryn White talks about the research she is doing for her PhD on the YMCA during the First World War. …


Ep. 165 – The Great War Centenary Battlefields programme – Simon Bendry

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Simon Bendry, the former Programme Director of the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme based at University College London, talks about the programme that completed its work in March 2020. Your browser does not support the audio element. …


Ep. 174 – Ypres and its meaning through time – Prof Mark Connelly & Dr Stefan Goebel

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Professor Mark Connelly, Professor of Modern British History, University of Kent and Dr Stefan Goebel, Reader and Director of the Centre for the History of War, Media and Society, University of Kent, talk about their recent book on Ypres. This is published by OUP. Your brows…


Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


Ep. 197 - The 1918 German Revolution - Prof. Robert Gerwarth

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Historian Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies, talks about his recent book on the German 1918 Revolution.  Your browser does not support the audio element. …