WEATHER & WAR

 

"Fine day, but cold and dull" - even on the day of Armistice, November 11, 1918, Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig recognised the importance of the weather in his dairies.  But at the start of the First World War the British generals, under the leadership of Sir John French, were a little less willing to involve the Meteorological Office in the conflict.  That was until April 1915 when the first gas attacks were launched.
 
This talk is about how Meteorology came from the sidelines to play a vital role in military planning during the First World War, especially in gas and air operations, and how it went on to influence strategic decision-making down the years, particularly during the Second World War.

As usual, this event is free to members but booking is essential.  To reserve your place(s) please use the following link:

 For non members there is a small (£3) charge. Please use the following link to book your place:

All talks are now on the second Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December).                                          All meetings start at 7 pm and are held at JURYS INN, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB.                                                                  Free parking is available from 6pm in the Triangle Car Park at the rear of Jurys.                                                                                Walks/visits are usually on the second Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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