Spring Conference 2017: The Armies of 1917

The Armies of 1917 Conference at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London, UK Saturday 1 April, 2017 Following on from the successful conference on Armies in 1914, held to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, The British Commission for Military History (BC
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Fighting in the Falzarego Pass – War in the Dolomites by George Bailey

This is an article by Dr George Bailey about mountain warfare in the Dolomites in the First World War.  The battlefields are now an area of interest for tourists and winter sportspeople. Fighting for the Falzarego Pass by Dr George Bailey  
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BCMH Guide to Researching the French Army in the First World War

This Guide to Researching the French Army in the First World War is the first research guide published by the BCMH in order to help those seeking to navigate the voluminous archives of the Great War. We hope in time to add further guides to the armed forces of the Great War and, indee
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The First World War at Sea

The BCMH Summer Conference is being held at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich where we are partnering with the Museum and with the British Commission for Maritime History.  More information and the Booking Form can be found at the National Maritime Museum website. Report Our main ev
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BJMH Volume 2 Issue 3

Volume 2, Issue 3 – EDITORIAL Time to don your tin hats! Here comes the First World War centenary… again! 1 July 2016 will mark 100 years since the opening of the Battle of the Somme. Amidst the many questions that will be asked of the conduct, bloodshed, and legacy lies a golde
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Battle of Verdun – 100th Anniversary

IGN have released a new map of Verdun and updated an existing edition to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Verdun. Forêts de Verdun et du Mort-Homme Is a walking map of the forests around Verdun at 1:25000 scale Grande Guerre – Bataille de Verdun 1916 Is a new m
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BJMH Volume 2 Issue 2

Volume 2, Issue 2 – EDITORIAL ‘A pretty deplorable piece of work’ So said Michael Howard in his review of Alan Clark’s The Donkeys way back in 1961. Since then, of course, revisionist histories of the First World War have become the mainstream, shaping the work of a new generati
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Raising the Territorial Force, 1899-1914

Nick Evans, ‘Raising the Territorial Force, 1899-1914’, Autumn 2008 The variable performance of the existing auxiliary forces in South Africa and the increasingly threatening international situation focused attention on the need to reform the structure of British army rese
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The London Territorial Force 1914-18

Charles Fair, ‘The Changing Character of the London Territorial Force 1914-18: The case of the 19th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (St. Pancras)’, Spring 2009 This rare study of a working class territorial battalion describes the factors influencing recr
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Irony and All That

William Philpott, ‘Irony and All That: The Representation of War in First World War Soldiers’ Writings’, Spring 2011 William Philpott explores the complex range of soldiers’ representations of the war, which were much more varied than suggested by the hitherto predominant
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