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#1 Alan Curragh

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:36 PM

The fourth annual Great War Forum conference will be at the Tally Ho in Birmingham again, on 13th April 2013 with the same format as the previous conferences - five speakers, starting at 10.30, finishing at 5.30, followed by dinner. The five speakers are -

Peter Barton - "La Boisselle: Archaeology, History, Technology and Genealogy"

Simon Justice - "Drawing the Line: British Plans for Defence of the Western Front 1917-18"

Peter Hart - "1914 - the French at War"

Richard Van Emden - "Boy Soldiers of the Great War"

Matthias Strohn - "Gibraltar on the Western Front: Ernst Jünger and the 73rd Fusilier Regiment in the Great War"

The cost will be £27 per person, covering the conference, lunch and tea and coffee. Dinner will be £23.

As with last year's event, pals will be more than welcome to bring along books to sell, or any display material you have.

Please can you let me know you want to attend, by the payment of a £10 deposit. You can make your deposit either via a cheque or by using the Paypal link - details of both are here, and can also be accessed by the link in my signature -

http://1914-1918.inv...howtopic=169635

Any questions, please let me know

Many thanks

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

Great,count me in.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

Drat. That counts me out, I'm afraid.

#4 MartinBennitt

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

no reason at the moment why I can't be there. In my diary

cheers Martin B

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

Given the date you have to include something on the taking of Vimy Ridge (13 April 1917). The start of Battle of Bailleul (Lys) (13 April 1918) was already covered this year. And we can have a drink to toast Bolivia breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany (13 April 1917) - must have had the Kaiser quivering in his boots!

#6 Keith Roberts

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

Now in my diary.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

Excellent news. In the diary.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

When I get a diary it will be the first entry.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

When do you want my deposit?

("and mine!!!"...Ayesha)

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#10 Neil Mackenzie

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Hope to be there.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Excellent news, its in the diary. Thanks Alan

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Oh go on then, put us down too :D

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

It's in my diary, too.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

Alan

Thats great news for me as it shouldn't clash with the other hobby, like it did this year, count me in

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

Alan

Thats great news for me as it shouldn't clash with the other hobby, like it did this year, count me in

Malcolm


Well if you will persist with Dwile Flonking (or is Madam Horsewhip having an annual conference?)

#16 TonyE

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Add me in!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Tony,

Are you brining that father-figure you hang around with in bars?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

I shall be there too.

Andy

Oh go on then, put us down too :D


For a moment there Kim I thought you said put me down for two - as in simultaneous glasses of wine :lol:

Curious Pete


Is this an admission the rumours are true Mr H? :o

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

For a moment there Kim I thought you said put me down for two - as in simultaneous glasses of wine :lol:





As if I'd do something like that :lol: :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

Great the Hockey season should be finished by that date so I will be booking my place.

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#21 Alan Curragh

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

Advance notice that I'll be posting more details about the conference very soon - including a request for deposits to book your place.....

#22 Alan Tucker

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:58 PM

Tally ho!

The Forum led the way - we have had the Gallipoli Association conference there in August. The WFA President's conference is there on November 3.

#23 David Filsell

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

Excuse my ignorance, but where if the Tally Ho?

#24 Alan Curragh

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

David - it's right next to Edgbaston cricket ground, in Birmingham

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

And surrounded by police training facilities. So if your face is on a wanted list best not to come!