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Nature of War


A range of materials for mixed ability classes, for year 7, 8 and 9. Right click to save documents. If you have any resources you wish to share, please let us know! Document Title Focus Format Death of Red Baron Mystery activity  Word FWW Dressing station Medical services information  Word …

‘I shall hope to try an officer and at least one corporal for cowardice’. Talk by – Michael de Cicero


1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army, a year of intense combat defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of 1916. Yet it was also the year in which the British Army began to master industrial warfare and the tide of the war began to turn in favour of the Allies. Michael’s talk looks in detail at the German Tren…

“The Butte de Warlencourt” by Peter Hart


“The Butte de Warlencourt” by Peter Hart As the Somme campaign drew to a muddy, soggy, blood-soaked end in November of 1916 fighting continued in and around the Butte de Warlencourt.  Peter will explain what happened. This meeting will be held in Cobham.  Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.  We ask for a …

Beaumont Hamel - 51st (Highland) Division and Hawthorn Crater Commemorations


On the 13th November 1916, in one of the final engagements of the Battle of the Somme, the 51st (Highland) Division advanced on and finally captured Beaumont Hamel, which had been a first-day objective on the 1st July. To remember the sacrifices made on that day, there will be a commemoration at the 51st (Highland) Division Flagstaff in the centre…

Nobody of any importance


"Nobody of Any Importance" - Phil Sutcliffe Sam Sutcliffe served at Gallipoli, on the Somme, at Arras, and was taken POW during the 1918 Kaiserslacht.  His son, Phil, will be reading from Sam's personal memoir of his time during the Great War and of his impoverished  in London.