The Armies of 1917 Saturday, 1st April
Conference being held at:
Further information on the conference see below.
This event follows on from the successful conference on 'Armies in 1914', which was held in 2014 to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
The BCMH, in partnership with the Sir Michael Howard Research Centre for the History of War, King's College London and The WFA, is organizing this conference on the 'Armies of 1917'.
Dr David Zabecki, formerly Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
Professor William Philpott, Dept. of War Studies, King's College London.
09.30-10.00 – Registration and coffee
10.00-11.30: Parallel Sessions
Panel I: Morale and motivation in 1917
- Tom Thorpe – Between mutiny and the mission: the paradox of unit cohesion in the BEF’s 56th Division during 1917
- Dr Tony Cowan – A Picture of German Unity? Federal Contingents in the German Army
- Michael Orr – Bunny and his artillery company: Command and Morale in 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company in 1917
Panel II: The British and the Arab armies in the Middle East
- Dr John Peaty – Lawrence and the Arab Revolt
- John Alexander – Sideshow of a Sideshow: British Strategic Culture and the Northern Arab Army of 1917
- Dr Paul Knight – The Second Battle of Ramadi, Mesopotamia, 1917 – evidence of the Manoeuverist Approach to Warfare?
11.40-12.30: First Keynote
- Dr David Zabecki: General Fritz von Lossberg, Germany’s “Lion of the Defensive” at Third Ypres
13.30-14.30 Panel III: The evolving British Army
- Dr Paul Harris – The British Army Staff System in 1917
- Philip Pratley – Irish Soldiers One Year On: The Changes of 1917
14.30-15.30: Panel IV: The Emergence of Armoured Warfare
- Dr Tim Gale - The development of French armoured warfare doctrine in 1917
- Robert Robinson – Learning the Logistics of Armour in the British Army
15.30-16.00: Afternoon tea
16.00-16.45: Second Keynote
- Professor William Philpott – Underperforming or overachieving? The French army in 1917.
17.00 Conference closes
Full programme available as a download attachment below