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David Tattersfield

Hi Steve (and all)

 

The experimental live stream of a WFA branch talk was very successful yesterday. This was really just a 'proof of concept', and a lot was able to be learned from this.

 

Due to the nature of the presentation it was probably not the best lecture we could have used as a trial (absolutely no fault of the speaker, who was superb). What I have done is "unpublished" the live stream from the WFA's youtube channel so the link in post #123 above will now not work. However, we have a recorded version of the talk by Luci Gosling 'in the can' and this will be edited and the slides she showed of the artist's work will be 'spliced' into the talk in the usual manner. This will be published on youtube in the future. 

 

I hope everyone who tuned into the live stream enjoyed the talk and as I say, this was a very useful 'trial'. 

 

David

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The Aisne-Marne Counteroffensive, 1918: The Turning Point of World War 1 by Dr. Richard Faulkner

 

 

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David Tattersfield

A brand new lecture, which involved lots of editing (there were lots of images used to illustate the presentation) has just been published today.

In this presentation, Andy Prada takes a close look at an often neglected aspect of the First World War in one of the often overlooked sectors of the front line. Just how much 'engineering' was needed in the First World War? As Andy explains, the answer is vast amounts. And beneath the fields, much of this is still intact.

 

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David Tattersfield

Alan Wakefield of the IWM gave a brilliant talk in late 2019 to the Yorkshire branch of the WFA which was recorded. This is now available and has been enhanced with lots of extra images. I hope this helps those suffering during the lockdown period.

As ever, this is on the WFA's YouTube channel which continues to grow rapidly with lots of subscribers coming along

 

 

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David Tattersfield

Admittedly 24 hours later than I wanted, the new WFA YouTube video entitled Dardanelles to Victory has been published on the WFA's YouTube channel. In this presentation the excellent Clive Harris asks 'What became of the Gallipoli men?'

 

The WFA's YouTube channel is going from strength to strength and has had nearly 200 new subscribers in the last 28 days. Please do click 'subscribe' to be notified of future videos as they are published. 

 

 

 

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David Tattersfield

In readiness for the anniversary of the Battle of Messines tomorrow, here's the latest offering from the WFA's YouTube channel >>. 

 

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A live 'webinar' took place on 8 June. This was Prof Gary Sheffield taking about Gen Hugo De Pree entitled 'In Haig's Shadow'.

A recording of this is now available, on the WFA's YouTube channel >>>

 

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David Tattersfield

Two WFA videos which were made of live webinars have just been published on the WFA's YouTube channel. The first is that of Fraser Skirrow >>> 

 

 

and the second is of Spencer Jones >>> 

 

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A Whistlestop Tour of British Uniforms and Equipment of the First World War -  well worth a watch

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David Tattersfield

The latest from the WFA's YouTube channel is here, being a presentation by Jonathan Boff 

 

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And the webinar (recorded two weeks ago) about the RAMC by Jessica Meyer has now been loaded up to the WFA's YouTube channel >>>

 

 

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The 6 July presentation on 'Deborah' the tank at Flesquières reached capacity so the publication on Youtube may be welcomed by anyone who was not able to attend the webinar 'live'.

 

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David Tattersfield

Just to update everyone, the latest offerings on the WFA YouTube channel are as follows: 

A Moonlight Massacre: the night operation on the Passchendaele Ridge | Dr Michael LoCicero

 

 

Also, this The Indian Army on the Western Front | Gordon Corrigan

 

 

 

Finally, this: The Origins of the Schlieffen Plan | Ross Beadle

 

 

 

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David Tattersfield

The latest 'webinar' from the WFA to go on YouTube is now published, being Woodbine Willie by Linda Parker 

 

 

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Excellent David, thank you.

 

Pete.

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If interested in the Gallipoli campaign and tunneling operations on the pensinula this new video featuring Prof Peter Doyle may be of interest >>>

 

 

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The webinar entitled Blood on the sand: The Affair at Katia, 23 April 1916' by Stuart Hadaway details how, just over 20 miles short of the Suez Canal, the Ottomans ran into the scattered outposts of a British Yeomanry Cavalry Brigade. A day long fight ensued among the sand dunes as the outnumbered Yeomen were cut off, surrounded, and overwhelmed piecemeal. Despite taking appalling casualties, they succeeded in blunting the Ottoman attack, and prevented a catastrophe that would have had severe repercussions on the British war effort.

 

 

 

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Another of the WFA's webinars has just been published on the WFA YouTube channel. This one is entitled 'Fighting Spirit' - Patrolling and Raiding with the West Yorks and was given by Fraser Skirrow 'live' a few weeks ago

 
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Thanks for the information David. We have been away for a couple of weeks and I am attempting to play catch up.

You have to love the irony of the still on your post. Night raid or patrol, rockets going up to illuminate the area and there is 'Good Old Tommy' over the parapet carrying a duck board with fag in mouth.

 

Regards

Peter

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As today is the anniversary of the Battle of Loos, a brand new video (originally recorded some years ago but only just published) may be of interest. This has been published on the WFA's YouTube channel today. A very interesting lecture from Prof Peter Doyle 

 

 

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Just published 'Hearts of Oak: The Zeebrugge Raid' by Clive Harris. 

 

 

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Prof Mark Connelly's presentation entitled "Ypres: holy ground of British arms" is also now available on the WFA's YouTube channel >>

 

 

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Leading from the front? Officers and Officership in the British Army in two world wars

 
This presentation, which was delivered 'live' to an online audience by Prof Gary Sheffield is about how, in both world wars, the officer corps of the British Army had to undergo expansion on an enormous scale to provide leadership for the mass armies of Haig and Montgomery.
 
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Jim Beach and Jock Bruce gave a presentation which is now available on the WFA's YouTube channel - this is entitled 'British Signals Intelligence in the Trenches'

 

 

 

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