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Roland Bradford VC MC

Military Talks 2014

Harry Moses – Army Tactics and Roland Boys Bradford VC MC

Saturday 18 October, 2.00pm

Harry Moses will seek to cover aspects of the evolution of infantry tactics and endemic problems during World War I, starting with the lessons which came out of the Boer War and influenced the BEF which went to France in 1914. He will highlight infantry experience in the major battles of the conflict and the problems faced by its commanders as they sought to meet the challenges which a continental war placed upon a colonial army.

Brigadier Roland Boys Bradford VC, MC was one of the outstanding young officers who entered the war as platoon and company commanders. Promoted to higher rank, their tactical awareness influenced the progress of the Army in the last 18 months of the war. Roland’s particular interpretation of the new tactics will be covered during the talk, which placed him high in the list of outstanding leaders produced by the war. His untimely death in November 1917 robbed the Army of a great soldier.

Ann Wall and Eileen Brereton – Home Comforts

Saturday 15 November, 2.00pm

The work of the Great War Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in the North Riding, and the community effort providing comforts for the soldiers both at home and away as well as attending to their diet and medical treatment.

All talks start at 2.00pm.

Tickets are available now priced £3.00 (plus admission charges), from the DLI shop or by calling 03000 266590.

Half-term activities for all ages

Tuesday 28 October - Sunday 2 November 2014

Join us over this Autumn half-term with lots of activities and fun for children of all ages in our art gallery. Linked to our new family-friendly art installation 'Generation Air' currently showing in the art gallery learn What's Inside Your Body and have the chance to get involved and create organisms.

Free activities, suitable for children of all ages. Normal admission charges apply.

Outbreak 1914! The Durham Light Infantry Goes To War

Now Open

Discover the vital role that The Durham Light Infantry played during the first crucial five months of the First World War in this remarkable commemorative exhibition. Explore how their role evolved and impacted on Britain both at home and abroad. Find out more about these historical events and how they shaped the lives of soldiers and their loved ones.

This exhibition is in partnership with the National Army Museum and is part of a four-year-long nationwide programme of commemoration which will offer a diverse range of thoughtprovoking exhibitions, permanent displays, partnerships and public events at regimental, corps and regional museums.

This exhibition will be showing until March 2015.

See a full list of events on the Durham County Council website.