- 19:30 UK Time
Group Chat: The Siege of Kut
Join us for a small group chat on the events leading up to the Siege of Kut, the experience of those trapped inside and the subsequent surrender; which of course involved T.E. Lawrence to a degree. This event is open to anyone with an interest in and or/family connections to the advance up the Tigris under Townshend. This is not a lecture, and as well as brief presentations by some of the Great War Group trustees there will be lots of opportunities for attendees to speak about their areas of interest and share stories. Great War Group members will be given priority for attendance. You can complete the form or email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your name.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Maidenhead, Berkshire
We are delighted that in the first year, we will be hosted by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Please complete the form to register for more details. The Great War Group has taken the decision to put our first annual conference back by a few weeks to 7th-8th May 2021. With everything occurring in the land of Covid, we feel that having a few extra weeks to play with will enable us to fashion the most enjoyable, not to mention the safest event possible. We are continuing to work with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with regard to their hosting us in Maidenhead, and as soon as the pandemic situation allows we will release firmer details, but we are so looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible!
- 19:30 UK Time
An Evening On: Tanks and the First World War
Log in online to take part in an expert-led session about the genesis of Land Ships and effectiveness of the tank in The Great War. Led by ex tank-commander and battlefield guide Gareth Davies, an expert panel will discuss the evolution of the tank and its role in the war for 45 minutes. This is not a conference session where each member of the panel has 20 minutes to present their paper. The panel members will introduce themselves to the participants and there will then be a free flow question and answer session controlled by the chair.