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Spring Conference 2017: The Armies of 1917

1st April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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 (BCMH), in partnership with the Sir Michael Howard Research Centre for the History of War, King’s College London and the Western Front Association, is organizing a conference on the Armies of 1917 to be held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 1 Saturday April 2017.

Keynote speakers will be Dr David Zabecki, formerly Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis and Professor William Philpott, Dept of War Studies, King's College London.

Topics covered will include:

  • Command, Morale and Motivation of the British Army in 1917

  • British and Arab Armies in the Middle East

  • British and French approaches to armoured warfare


The Armies of 1917 Conference Programme is here   Download


Peer reviewed papers will subsequently appear in the British Journal for Military History.

For more information please see http://www.bcmh.org.uk/event/spring-conference-2017-the-armies-of-1917/ or contact Andy Grainger at: secgen@bcmh.org.uk

Tickets are £40.00 discounted to £35 for full members of the BCMH and WFA and to £30 for speakers and members who hold valid Student ID. The price includes refreshments at the break and a sandwich lunch with wine.  This will include a mix of meat and vegetarian fillings followed by fresh fruit.  

If you have any particular dietary requirements please notify Andy Grainger at: secgen@bcmh.org.uk



The conference is being financially underwritten and subsidised by the British Commission for Military History and the Western Front Association ie being undertaken on a not-for profit basis.

Further information on the conference can obtained from the Secretary General of the BCMH, Mr Andy Grainger (secgen@bcmh.org.uk).

Casemate Publishing  http://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/

Casemate is a leading specialist military history publisher and book distributor with a passion for the subject. They represent a number of independent history publishers alongside their own publishing list, including Helion & Company, Potomac Books, and Fighting High Publishing. They have offered to deploy a bookstall at the event and a discount will be available. Further details to follow.


1st April 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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