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Campaign 1776

Members may be interested in this highly professional group in the United States which campaigns for battlefield preservation.  The current campaign is to save the battlefield of Princeton 1777 from a housing development. Campaign 1776 - Saving American Battlefields of the Revolutiona
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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 map of
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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 generation of
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BJMH Volume 2, Issue 1

Volume 2, Issue 1 - EDITORIAL Welcome to the first issue of volume 2. This issue is topped and tailed with discussions of arms and armour: plate armour at Agincourt and tank armour in the First World War! This reflects the fact that in and between the First World War and Waterloo200 c
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Conference: Urban Experiences of the Great War in Eastern Europe

Conference on Urban Experiences of the Great War, Lviv, Ukraine   23 to 25 June 2016  
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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 reserves. This a
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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 recruitment such
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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 narrative of
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Our youngest son: Eric Heaton

George Bailey, ''Our youngest son': Eric Heaton, the Unrecognised Hero of Beaumont Hamel', Summer 2012 Frame-by-frame analysis of the iconic film ‘The Battle of the Somme’ and comparison with personal letters as well as official records enables identification of one of the casualties
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Warfare during the Balkans War

Spyros Tsoutsoumpis, 'Morale, Ideology and the Barbarisation of Warfare during the Balkans War', Spring 2013 The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 prefigured the First World War in their use of modern technology and military organisation. This study examines how the motivation of Greek soldier
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The First World War in History

Dan Todman, 'The First World War in History', Spring 2013 This is one of two keynote lectures at the BCMH conference ‘Re-engaging with the First World War’ held in Birmingham in November 2012. Dan Todman addresses developments in the cultural and social history of the war over the las
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Inter-Service Planning against Germany

Richard Dunley, 'The Danish Option: The Success and Failure of Inter-Service Planing against Germany, 1907-08', Spring 2013 This case study highlights a fundamental flaw in the structure of British defence planning in the lead-up to war. Informal discussions between the Admiralty and
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