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‘Understanding’ The 1991 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine


[This article first appeared in Stand To! 34 Spring 1992 pp7-12] I think I have to begin with an apology today. It is addressed to any of you who may have come to this meeting hoping that they would be hearing about the Aisne, the Department of Northern France named after a quiet, pretty river, noted for its fishing, which in 1914 became the sce...

The Great War: Myth and Memory by Dan Todman


Hambledon £19.99.  The Great War: Myth and Memory is  based on Dan Todman’s PhD thesis and looks at the changing perceptions of the Great War from 1918 until the present day.  There are seven chapters dealing with: mud, death, donkeys, futility, poets, veterans and modem memory.  Chapter three on 'Donkeys' is particularly illuminating. The autho...

Harry Lauder: The World's First Musical Superstar and Broken Parent of the First World War


“Have you news of my boy Jack?" Not this tide. "When d'you think that he'll come back?" Not with this wind blowing, and this tide. Rudyard Kipling’s poem about his fallen son is one of the most well-known expressions of parental pain of the Great War, but few were more open about their grief at the loss of a child than ‘The World’s First Musical...

The Royal Navy and the Dardanelles with Dr. John Peaty


Our presentation this month explores the naval actions in the Dardanelles at the effect on the Royal Navy and future naval strategy. John's presentation will include details of the involvements of different personalities and discuss success or failure! 

'Prime Ministers on the Front' with Graham Adams


Graham will look at the role different Prime Ministers took in the Great War with special discussion on those who served in the forces such as Clement Attlee, Neville Chamberlain, Anthony Eden and Winston Churchill. Image: Major Winston Churchill, wearing a French steel shrapnel helmet, stands with General Emile Fayolle and other officers includ...