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One of the last true cavalry charges: The Charge of The Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia, Western Desert, 26 February 1916

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Britain's declaration of war on Turkey on 5 November 1914 created a threat to the Suez Canal, a vital artery of the British Empire. Whilst the main threat to the Canal came from the east (across the Sinai desert) the Turks and their German allies recognised that a threat to the British from the west could assist their ambitions of cutting off the S…


Dunsterforce: The Fighting in North-West Persia During 1918

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The start of the Russian Revolution in the Spring of 1917 heralded the decline of Russia as an effective member of the alliance that was fighting the Central Powers who were led by Germany and Turkey. By December of that year revolutionaries had seized power in Russia and had signed a separate peace with the Central Powers at Brest-Livotsk. This re…


'From Gaza to Jerusalem: The Palestine Campaign of 1917' - Stuart Hadaway

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On Wednesday 9th of August we welcome Stuart Hadaway to our Hornchurch venue to present his talk on the Palestine campaign in 1917. This talk will look at the three battles for Gaza and the push on to Jerusalem in December. This talk will include reference to the 54th (Eastern) Division, in which four battalions of the Essex Regiment served as 161 …