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Broadway History Society talk by Robin Goldsmith entitled "Seeds of Victory, the First World War" Monday 18th October 2021


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Broadway History Society, Broadway, Worcestershire, are hosting an illustrated talk by Robin Goldsmith entitled "Seeds of Victory, the First World War" on Monday 18th October 2021, in the Lifford Memorial Hall, Lower Green, Broadway WR12 7BU, starting at 7pm.


In the summer of 1914, Britain had a small, tightly funded army, widely considered to have the best trained soldiers in the world. It had been extensively restructured and modernised following conflict against the Boers in South Africa, that ended in 1902. A General Staff had been created to command the Expeditionary Force.
No-one, German, French nor British, predicted the nature of the war that would break out that summer. The Prussians and French had had a dry run in 1870-71, which the Prussians had won convincingly. From that conflict both had learned the wrong lessons and Britain was determined not to become embroiled in a continental war. How did Britain’s small Imperial Army transform itself, over four years into the most powerful force on the Western Front? It is a story of enterprise, initiative, innovation, organisation, and determination. Surprised? Let me tell you something..”  Robin Goldsmith.

All welcome. Non-members £3 on the door. 

For more information visit www.broadwayhistorysociety.com



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