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Balloonatics during the First World War 1914-1918


There are many groups of combatants who could claim to be the ‘unsung’ heroes of the First World War. One group with a particularly strong claim are those men who operated the observation balloons. Not for them the glamour of flying Sopwith Camels or even DH4’s, but they still had to face the dangers of being suspended several thousand feet in the …

Women Doctors on the Eastern & Western Fronts (1912-18)


In a change to the original scheduled presentation, Dr Ann Robertson will give this talk on Women Doctors in the Great War. Women doctors were first employed in the Balkan Wars of 1912 and 1913, before contributing on both the Western and Eastern Fronts.  Famously, Edinburgh Doctor Elsie Inglis was one of them. A retired Consultant Anaesthetist, …