This public day school will look at the significant role the dominions of the British Empire played in the defeat of the Central Powers. The four lectures will review the important contributions of Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as reviewing the role British Staff Officers played in these imperial contingents.
10.00: Welcome and Introduction by Dr John Bourne (Godfather of the Centre for First World War Studies)
10.15: Dr Bob Bushaway 'Canada at War' (University of Birmingham)
12.00: Michael Orr '“Borrowed from the British” British Staff Officers with Dominion Forces on the Western Front' (British Commission for Military History)
14.00: Award of the Howard Rosen Essay Prize
14.05: Dr John Peaty 'Command and Leadership in the New Zealand Forces' (British Commission for Military History)
15.50: Ian Passingham 'Australian Command and Control on the Western Front' (Defence Analyst and Historian)
17:05: General Discussion