Marietta Crichton Stuart talks about Percy Shuttlewood, who served in her grandfather’s battalion during the Great War and she describes as the ‘Welsh Walter Mitty’.
Dr Brian Hall, Programme Leader at the University of Salford, talks about his book on communications and operations on the Western Front during the Great War (published by CUP).
Prof Catriona Pennell, from the University of Exeter, talks about her book on the popular responses to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914 (published by OUP).
Wenlan Peng, from the Meridian Society (www.themeridiansociety.org.uk), talks about the Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front during the Great War.
Dr Chris Kempshall, Teaching Fellow in European History at the University of Sussex, talks about his book on the relationships between soldiers in the British, French and American armies on the Western Front during the Great War. This is the subject of his first book published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Dr William Butler, Outreach Officer and Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent, talks about the post-war mutinies in the British Army. This lecture was given as part of the Antrim and Down WFA branch’s spring conference on the Consequences of War held on the 9 May 2019.
The diary of Gerald Achilles Burgoyne is a fascinating perspective of a pre-war regular officer serving in the early months of the Great War. He served as a company commander in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, and his diary covers his service with the unit around Ypres from November 1914 to May 1915. He […]
Dr Mario Draper, Lecturer in Modern British and European History at the University of Kent, discusses the mutiny of the Connaught Rangers in India in 1920. This lecture was given as part of the Antrim and Down WFA branch’s spring conference on the Consequences of War held on the 9 May 2019.
Book review: K.W. Noe, Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 (Chapel Hill, 2010)
Kenneth Noe’s book examines those Confederate volunteers who were so-called ‘late enlisters’, those who joined the southern army after the rage militare of 1861 had died down. He estimates that 180,000 joined up after 1861 and this group of men are neglected by historians and stereotyped as hesitant non-slave owning farmers. His book aims to […]
Ep115 – English infantryman’s morale and the perception of crisis on the Western Front – Dr Alex Mayhew
Dr Alex Mayhew discusses his PhD that looked at the English infantryman’s morale and perception of crisis on the Western Front.