Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and the British Army’s Logistical Development during the Great War

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Rob Thompson is a military historian specialising in Great War operational development, artillery, logistics, administration and engineering. His published work includes: ‘Mud, Blood and Wood: BEF Operational and Combat Logistic-Engineering during the Battle of Third Ypres, 1917, in P. Doyle & M.R. Bennett (eds), Fields of Battle (Kluwer, 2002); ‘Delivering the Goods - Operation Landovery Castle: A Logistical and Administrative Analysis of Canadian Corps Preparations for the Battle of Amiens 8 - 11 August, 1918’ in G.D. Sheffield and P. Gray (eds) Changing War: The British Army, the Hundred Days Campaign and the Birth of the Royal Air Force, 1918 (Bloomsbury, 2013). Rob has also published numerous articles for organisations, ranging from the Western Front Association to the Chartered Institute for Logistics. He sits on the Anglo-French ‘GHQ Project’ Comité Scientifique as a historical advisor. Forthcoming publications include chapters examining logistics and engineering at Gallipoli (Helion and Company) and a unique book to be published in association with the Operations and Supply Chain Management Group at CASS Business School.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

The audience are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the mounted memorial to Field Marshal Earl Haig at 1400 in Whitehall.

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