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"Motorcycle dispatch riders in 1914" by Nick Shelly


Our speaker Nick Shelley, working with his brother Martin Shelley, researched the motorcyclists who volunteered as dispatch riders in August 1914. His talk describes the key role played by these motorcyclists on the “Retreat from Mons” and then in the first battles around Ypres and the beginning of trench warfare. He focuses on the dozen or so me…