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Lancashire North Despatch Issue 9: May 2012

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Lancashire North Despatch Issue 9: May 2012 The frontispiece group photo is of the staff at the Staff College, Quetta, India in 1913. According to Simon Robbins in his book “British Generalship on the Western Front 1914-18” such men and other officers with a Staff College background were the backbone of the BEF in the war years and enabled the war…


FREE EVENT 'War Horse' : behind the scenes with the film's technical advisor Any Robertshaw 25 August at 5:30pm

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Andy Robertshaw, two men in a trench, the historian famous for digging a First World War trench in a neighbour's back garden, will be appearing at Riverside Caravan Park this Sunday to give a talk about the making of the Stephen Spielberg film War Horse. Andy worked as the a technical advisor on the set and has named the evening “My eight week h…


Don’t forget the ‘War Donkey’

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There are many books, dramas and films that have brought different aspects of the Great War to the fore over the years, but few have been as successful as ‘War Horse’. Having entered the popular consciousness as a children’s book by Michael Morpurgo in the early Eighties, it was its reworking as a stage production by the National Theatre in 2007 ­–…


Animals in the First World War – A Project with Prizes

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The Western Front Association Animals in the First World War – A Project with Prizes This year’s Western Front Association “Project with Prizes” asks 13-15 year old secondary school students to think about the roles animals played in the First World War. Using examples from Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse as their starting point, students are invited…