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  • Lecture | Nivelle and the French Mutinies

    Thu, Mar. 2, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series: By Professor Peter Jackson April to June 1917 marked a low point in the war for France.  The French government, led by Alexandre Ribot, faced the fall-out from the disastrous Chemin des Dames offensive of Robert Nivelle; widespread strikes on the home front; mutiny to the rear of the front line and the potential collapse of their... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Battle of Arras

    Tue, Apr. 4, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series: The battle of Arras was fought from 9 Apr - 16 May 17 along the River Scarpe to the East of Arras.  Its aim was to divert German attention from the Nivelle offensive to the South.  The battle plan was prepared by the commander of the British Third Army, General Allenby.  Initially there was quite a... Read more…
  • Lecture | The Victoria Cross and The Battle of Istabulat 21st April 1917

    Thu, Apr. 20, 2017 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series:  The Battle of Istabulat was part of the Samarrah Campaign in Mesopotamia (Iraq) during the First World War when the British Empire attempted to further its strategic position after the capture of Baghdad from the Ottoman Empire. On the 21st April 1917 The Black Watch went into action in another bloody chapter of trench warfare and hand... Read more…
  • Formation and Early Roles of The Royal Flying Corps (RFC)

    Mon, May. 8, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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    Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series: Dr Paton will outline the early developments in air flight leading up to the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912. He will describe the first military aeroplanes, pilot recruiting and training, formation of the early squadrons and the tactical experience learned from pre-war exercises which led to six Squadrons being ready for war in 1914.... Read more…