First Battle of Ypres: ‘the calamitous campaign of autumn 1914’

By Professor William Philpott In October 1914 the British army found itself fighting near a Belgian town that was to become synonymous with British military experience in the First World War, Ypres. While traditional images of individual and collective heroism worthy of pre-industrialised wars have ever after been associated with the First Battle of Ypres,… Continue reading First Battle of Ypres: ‘the calamitous campaign of autumn 1914’

#PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation in association with The Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Imperial War Museum warmly invites you to the  NZ-UK Link Foundation Inaugural Annual Lecture. Speaker: Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War (All Souls College, University of Oxford) When George V addressed the British empire shortly after… Continue reading #PotW: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War – 16 Oct

#PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July

Fought across the world, the First World War struck deepest at home. Few neighbourhoods, villages, towns or regions emerged untouched by the global conflict on 1914-18. This year’s Anglo-American conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the… Continue reading #PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July