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Discipline in the BEF: An analysis of executions in British Divisions 1914-1918

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It is well recorded that despite a dubious disciplinary record, Australian troops were amongst the most effective of those available to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. [1] This observation is at odds with the example of the Guards Division which also had a favourable reputation, but whose discipline was strict.[2] It is therefore potentially useful…


CANCELLED 'I Shall hope to try an officer and at least one corporal for cowardice' with Michael Lo Cicero

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1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was a year of intense combat that was defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of the 1st July 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. This talk consider Britain’…


Jackie Was a Hero by Lawrence Harris

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1996  Paperback, 147 pp. £6.99 incl. postage from The Cartoon Cave P.O.Box 9138 London W3 7WQ. ISBN 0 9526834 0 7 [This review first appeared in Stand To! No.47 September 1996]  Aimed at young people aged 10-15, this story of a journey back in time by two schoolchildren visiting Picardy brings an extra depth to National Curriculum studies of…


"Courts Martial & The Essex Regiment" a presentation by Jim Kevany

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After a break that none of us wanted we are pleased to let you know that we are resuming our branch meetings on Wednesday 8th of September. This will of course be subject to any changes the Government's pandemic response.  This talk is by Branch member Jim Kevany. To provide extra safety we are moving into the Bar area at the Village Hall, where w…