Four excellent talks exploring the imminent war in 1913, part of the WFA's annual series of talks: "A World at War 1914-18". Recorded at the President's Conference in Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 5 October 2013.

1 Planning Armageddon? The Royal Navy's strategic thinking and the provisions for war with Germany by Dr Scott Lindgren

 

2 Pre-war civilian life in Britain, France and Germany: the possibility of war by Dr Adrian Gregory

 

3 The Home Army in 1913: the anticipated role of the territorial force by Dr Bill Mitchinson

 

4 Readying the Rapier: the British Army in 1913 by Dr Spencer Jones

 

 

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