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French Tanks of the First World War

This talk is available to everyone for free - just join us at the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83555651657?pwd=mRr96bFDKaneJ7hXBXaz6PJHP8IJss.1…  

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  • # 19:00 UK Time
  • # Holiday Inn, Leicester LE1 5LX
  • # Conference 2024

Conference 2024

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October Tickets for either both days or just the Saturday are available in the shop here - CONFERENCE TICKETS   The Holiday Inn, Leicester, LE1  5LX   A weekend of seminars, themed events, food, drink, keynote talks, competitions book-purchasing and more with your fellow War Bores!  

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  • # 20:00 UK Time
  • # Online

Featured Talk on Cambrai

In addition to our series of monthly talks and to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai and the role of tanks in that battle, we are hosting a talk by Gareth Davies called 'Tanks for the Memory'. This talk will be on Monday 20th November at 8pm UK time on Zoom.  If you would like to watch the talk, please email greatwargroupinfo@gmail.com or fill in the form below.

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  • # 20:00 UK Time
  • # UK

November Talk – Alex Lyons

The next talk in our popular monthly series moves us into the French sector with member Alex Lyons talking to us about his passion project of delving into his grandfathers story during the First World War - ‘A Great grandfather to a lost regiment - The story of my great grandfather and actions of 315e Regiment D’Infanterie 1914 to 1917'. The talk will be on Zoom on Sunday 26th November at 8pm UK time. If you would like to attend, please email greatwargroupinfo@gmail.com or fill in the form below.    

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Online Conference 2024

Join us on Zoom on 9th March 2024 for our very first online conference! We’ve decided that the theme this time will be the global nature of the First World War. For just £15.00 as a special, inaugural price you can attend as many or as few talks throughout the day from the comfort of your own home. We will be releasing speaker details gradually over the next few weeks but we can confirm that fresh from the wonderful reception at Brighton, two of our keynote speakers will be present: Ravindra Rathee will once again sit down with Alex Churchill to discuss themes from his book with True to Their Salt: India and the First World War. Last time was unscripted, so you’re guaranteed to learn more even if you were at conference! We are also delighted that from Vienna, Tamara Scheer will be delivering an online version of her successful keynote: Austria-Hungary: How to Lose a War in 12 Languages. Vanda Wilcox will also be speaking live from Milan, this time on life under occupation in Italy during the war. And finally, (for now) Alex Churchill will be talking about Japanese Immigrants serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. There are LOTS more speakers to come, and this promises to be a packed day. The day will commence at 13:30UK and will run into the evening to make it easier on our distant members in different time zones. Our virtual pub, the Kitchener’s Arms will also be open during an evening break and after talks have concluded so that you can socialise You will receive login details and passcodes no less than 7 days before the event from our GWG ADC, Judith. In the meantime, you can purchase your pass: here.  

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  • # 17:00 UK Time
  • # Arras

The Great War Group 1915 Getaway

JOIN US NEXT YEAR!   10th-14th May 2024   Forgotten Fronts of 1915   Instead of skipping over the battlefields on your way from Ypres to Somme, join us for a long weekend based in Arras where we’ll explore all manner of battles in what was a torrid year for the Allies. Coupled with the usual fun in the evenings, you don’t want to miss it! We are now taking £50 deposits for this trip - this will reserve your space and confirm a hotel room for you at the Mercure near Arras Station. Full details and costs will be available soon, and as such, your deposit will be fully refundable until the end of the year if you are unable to complete your booking. On receipt of the deposit, our GWG ADC Judith will be in touch to confirm your room requirements. Those making their own reservations at other sites do not need to do anything at the moment bar joining the mailing list for further updates - please email gwgtrips@gmail.com For more details and to book a place click here  

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  • # 16:00 UK Time
  • # Online

Winter Course 2024

Banish your post-Christmas blues by immersing yourself in history…

When we make sweeping statements about leaders in battle during the First World War, we often don’t comprehend just how varied that term was and what it might have meant. What were the unique challenges they faced depending on where they were from, and where they were sent?

In our most ambitious online course yet, across ten weeks, delve into the minds of military commanders in the First World War. Using examples from across the globe, we single out some of the men orchestrating battles and look at what they faced, their successes, their failures and the wider impact of their decisions.

Sundays at 16:00UK: January 7th – March 10th

Recordings are available for those wishing to take the course who live in prohibitive time zones and particpants who who cannot attend all lectures.

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Out to Get You! – Vanda Wilcox on Luigi Cadorna

War as a Means to an End – Alex Churchill on Prince Feisal and the Arab Revolt.

From Hero to Zero (In a Year) – Peter Hart on Ian Hamilton

Trying to Exercise Control When You Arrive at the Sticky End – Ali Kimlinger on John Pershing

The Lion of the Isonzo – Nicolai Eberholst on Svetozar Boroević

Burdened with a Constitutional Command – Bart Debeer on King Albert I

The Great War’s Great Fixer – Andy Lock on August von Mackensen

When Over-Confidence Leads to Humiliation – Jim Smithson on Robert Nivelle

“I Don’t Even Know a Canadian” – Beth Moore on Byng at Vimy

Nation Building from the Inside – Joshua Zimmerman on Józef Piłsudski

Members can opt to book now, pay later (by 31st December)

We offer a 50% discount to full-time students and scholarships are also available for members who are ex-service personnel. We would also like to state that any member suffering financial hardship or mental health issues might also be eligible for a scholarship. This course is scheduled for what is a tough time of year, and every little helps.

Email Captain Spilberg (Henry), our Divisional Director of Training via gwgonlinecourses@gmail.com to offer a scholarship, apply for one, or to buy now, pay later.

https://greatwargroup.com/product-category/onlinecourses/

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  • # 17:00 UK Time
  • # The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton

CONFERENCE 2023

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton.

20th - 22nd October 2023

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER

AN EVENT DEDCIATED TO THE INDIAN ARMY ON THE WESTERN FRONT

ALEX CHURCHILL - TIES THAT BIND: BRIGHTON, INDIA AND THE GREAT WAR

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RAVINDRA RATHEE - TRUE TO THEIR SALT: INDIA IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER

TAMARA SCHEER: AUSTRIA-HUNGARY: HOW TO LOSE A WAR IN 12 LANGUAGES

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RICHARD VAN EMDEN: BOY SOLDIERS: THE LAST WORD

A diverse selection of small group seminars. 12 to choose from.

Speakers announced so far:

PETER HART: THE FRENCH AT GALLIPOLI

ROSS BEADLE: "THE BUGGER IS SIGNE" WILLIAM ROBERTSON & THE CRISIS IN BRITAIN'S MILITARY POLICY, DECEMBER 1915

JONNY DYER: 48TH DIVISION ON TWO FRONTS: FROM THE WESTERN FRONT TO ITALY

GEOFF CUNNINGTON: THE LOVELY GEORGINA: ENTERTAINING EACH OTHER IN THE GREAT WAR

Social events including a First World War themed Drag Race in honour of entertainers during the war, live German music, and of course, Karaoke.

Bake-off and other contests, Book sellers, signings, collectors and other stalls Remembrance service on Sunday

To book your tickets visit: www.greatwargroup.com/product-category/conference/

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