Photographer and historian Michael St Maur Sheil talks on the role of the Doughboys and US forces in France during 1917 and 1918. This talk was given in Belfast on 11 September 2017.
Psychiatrist and medical historian Dr Stefanie Linden discusses her new book on the diagnosis and treatment of shellshock by doctors in Britain and Germany (published by Helion and Co.).
Medical doctor and historian Dr Jane Orr talks to the podcast about the “Spanish Flu” pandemic which killed up to 100 million people across the world between 1917 and 1919.
Historian Charles Messenger discusses his biography of controversial solider Franck Crozier; Brigadier in the Great War, Inspector General of the Lithuanian Army and Commander of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the War of Irish Independence.
Historian and author Dr Vivien Newman (http://firstworldwarwomen.co.uk/about.html) talks about the role and experience of women in Europe and Britain during the First World War.
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks about the amazing account of Private Joseph John Steward’s military service in the 1/13 Battalion London Regiment during the Great War he edited (published by Pen & Sword, 2011).
Tony Ashworth’s book was published over 30 years ago and is still relevant today.
Dr Chris Manson talks on ‘Commemoration of WW1 in Ireland’. This talk was given to Antrim and Down branch of the WFA in 2016. The normal routine of interviews will begin after the summer break.
Book Review – J. Smithson, A Taste of Success, The First Battle of the Scarpe (Helion: Solihull, 2017)
Jim Smithson’s excellent book brings new understanding to the opening phase of the April 1917 Battle of Arras.
Dr William Butler (University of Kent) talks on ‘Can you any longer resist the call?’ Military Recruiting in Ireland, 1916. This was part of the branch’s Somme Conference held in October 2016. The normal routine of interviews will begin after the summer break.