Annual Gallipoli Conference & NMA Visit 2017

Event Details

  • 04 Nov 17 09:30 - 05 Nov 17 13:00
  • Conference
  • Birmingham

Gallipoli Conference & Dinner – 4th November 2017

Venue: Tally Ho Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017

Time: 09.30 - 16:30

Ticket Price: £20 for conference only

Ticket Price: £30 for dinner only

Special Ticket Price: £45 for both conference and dinner

National Memorial Arboretum – 5th November 2017

Venue: The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK

Date: Sunday, 5 November 2017

Time: 10.00 - 13:00

 

‘Heroes, Scapegoats and Squandered Sacrifice: The truth behind the River Clyde's epic odyssey'

Stephen Snelling

'Side-lining the Sideshows: the British High Command's allergic reaction to Gallipoli'

John Spencer

‘The Vest Pocket Kodak Camera in Gallipoli’

Jon Cooksey

'Terrain, Maps & Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915'

Prof Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle specialises in the understanding of military terrain, with special reference to the two world wars. He is also an author specialising in the British experience of war, and the material culture of war. A member of the British Commission of Military History, and secretary of the Parliamentary All Party War Graves and Battlefield Heritage Group, he is the author of many works of military history and the material culture of warfare. A regular speaker at conferences and invited lectures, he has given numerous specialist battlefield talks and battlefield tours. Peter Doyle is an occasional visiting lecturer at the US Military Academy, West Point (2007, 2014).

Jon Cooksey is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the World Wars and the Falklands War. He is the current editor of Stand To! magazine, the journal of the Western Front Association. His feature articles have appeared in national and provincial newspapers and many military magazines and he has contributed to, researched or co-produced several radio and television documentaries such as the Heroes at War series for BBC Radio 5 Live. He is an award winning writer of over twenty titles including the best-selling Harry’s War – The Great War Diary of Harry Drinkwater(Ebury), The Lost Olympian of the Somme (Blink/ Bonnier), The Barnsley Pals, Blood and Iron and Falklands Hero – Ian McKay VC (Pen and Sword). As an experienced battlefield guide, he has led commercial and military tours to the battlefields of both world wars as well as the Falkland Islands.

Steve Snelling is a Norfolk-based freelance author and journalist who spent 35 years working as a reporter, feature writer, sub-editor and magazine editor with the Eastern Daily Press and its associated titles. During that time he indulged his passion for military history by contributing three books in the Sutton (later The History Press) series on the VCs of the First World War (Gallipoli, Passchendaele and Naval) and writing an account of the experiences of American airmen who flew missions out of his home county during the Second World War. Since leaving full-time journalism in 2010, he has explored the Nazis’ 1942 Baedeker blitz on Norwich and chronicled the remarkable story of the only medic to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the Second World War as well as writing a series of monthly articles for Britain at War Magazine. To these, he has now added The Wooden Horse of Gallipoli...  

John Spencer has a particular interest in senior command and the politics of Grand Strategy during the Great War. He is currently undertaking a doctoral study of Sir Henry Wilson in the latter stages of the conflict at the University of Wolverhampton, under the supervision of Profession Gary Sheffield. He has a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Lancaster, and an MA in First World War Studies from the University of Birmingham. John spent 35 years as a journalist, including 13 as Group Managing Editor of the Press Association, the national news agency for Britain and Ireland. He has chapters on Sir William ‘Wully’ Robertson in Spencer Jones’s ‘Stemming the Tide’ and ‘Courage Without Glory’ (both Helion), with another in the volume on 1916, due for publication next year. He was a member of the GA’s ‘Gallipoli 100’ centenary committee, and is editor of the Douglas Haig Fellowship’s journal, Records.