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P&S Authors speak at First World War Conference

29th July 2014

In commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the First World War, Weetwood Hall, Leeds are hosting the first of their WW1 conferences entitled First World War in Retrospect from 28 July - 1 August.

The line up of speakers features several Pen and Sword authors including Gary Sheffield, Dr Peter Liddle, Peter Simkins, Matthew Richardson, Clive Harris, Chris Baker and Edward Spiers, talking about Britain and the First World War, the outbreak: Why, with what confidence, what preparation, and with what impact?

Staff from Pen and Sword will be on site from 28-30 July with a selection of First World War titles and signed copies.

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Duke of Cambridge presented with Battlelines book

HRH the Duke of Cambridge attended the launch of the Centenary Fields initiative at the Coventry War Memorial Park yesterday, organized by the Royal British Legion and Coventry City Council. He unveiled a plaque as part of the launch, and also laid a wreath at the Coventry War Memorial and joined local schoolchildren in sowing poppy seeds and other activities.

One of the schoolchildren, eleven-year-old Alisha Bennett - granddaughter of author Jerry Murland - presented Prince William with a copy of The Retreat From Mons - North ahead of his trip to the First World War battlefields next month. The book was very gratefully received and not only caught the interest of the Prince, but also of his ADC who spent the next 10 minutes avidly reading it.

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