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A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war A railwayman goes to war: Francis Dent and the challenge of total war

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Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading → Francis Henry Dent was born at Holyhead on New Year’s Eve 1866, where his father, Admiral Charles Bayley Calmady Dent, was employed as the Marine Superintendent of the London & North-Western Railway. At the age of seventeen the young Francis … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | 610 (Medical Sciences) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | ww1 | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front The 'other' citizen soldiers: recruiting technical experts on the Western Front

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The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading → The term ‘citizen soldier’ evokes a particularly powerful image in Britain. The poignant histories of the ‘Pals’ Battalions’, raised utilizing the attraction of geographical and occupational connections, have contributed greatly to the lasting public impression of the conflict. Names such … Continue reading →

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Machine | Machine | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | UG (Military engineering. Air forces) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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A Forgotten Catastrophe? A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe? Chasing Lettow-Vorbeck -- A Forgotten Catastrophe?

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For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading → For those of you who have never read the articles at Cracked.com, I can’t say I would heartily recommend the experience.  While they’re of some value, sometimes, in bringing to popular attention subjects and people that might otherwise languish in … Continue reading →

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Strange Meetings | Strange Meetings | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | DT (History of Africa) | DT (History of Africa) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization – distribution – military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 356 (Foot forces & warfare) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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The First World War in History The First World War in History

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This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading → This is a keynote lecture that I gave at a conference at the University of Birmingham under the auspices of the British Commission for Military History. It was one of two (the other delivered by Professor David Stevenson) in which … Continue reading →

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Aftermath | Aftermath | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | The Memory of War | The Memory of War | Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 320 (Political science) | 320 (Political science) | 355 (Military science) | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography) | 940 (General history of Europe) | 940 (General history of Europe) | Blogs | Blogs | U (Military Science) | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UA (Armies: Organization - distribution - military situation) | UD (Infantry) | UD (Infantry) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 399 (Customs of war & diplomacy) | 900 (History & geography) | 900 (History & geography)

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Curtains Drawn: The Experience of Leeds in World War One

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#WW1 Leeds and the Preservative Party Upon the declaration of war on 4th August 1914, Leeds City Council held a special meeting in response to the news, whilst the people of Leeds began to panic buy food. The impact of … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | The Memory of War | 355 (Military science) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | Blogs | U (Military Science) | UA (Armies: Organization ? distribution ? military situation) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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Pen and Sword Pt. III: 5 Questions

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[N.B. This is the third in a series of posts about the history of British propaganda efforts during the First World War — the inaugural post can be read here. The main focus of the series will be on the … Continue reading →

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Body and Mind | Consent | Dissent and Revolution | Material Culture | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 358 (Other specialized forces & services) | 820 (English literature) | 940 (General history of Europe) | J (Political Science) | ww1 | 358 (Other specialized forces & services)

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