I was pleased to hear from Joel Garzoli an art dealer from San Francisco. We are truly global! Joel had a question about a picture in his collection, a First World War painting by American artist Gilbert Gaul, called ‘Directing Traffic’. Does the painting depict a scene from the Salonika campaign?
A departure from our usual BSF focus this time. The Austro-Hungarian Army has not come up before although they were active in Macedonia, albeit at the other end of the line from the BSF. I am pleased though, to be able to remember František Štěrba, who lies in Northern Macedonia, a long way from home. Continue reading “Remembering František Štěrba who died in Hotesovo, 17 March 1917”
It is its marvellous collection of military vehicles that makes Muckleburgh well worth a visit – that and its location in glorious North Norfolk – but other delights are an historic military camp, the Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry Collection, previously mentioned, and an extensive display of scale models. Continue reading “And another thing …”
It’s that time of the year again when I try to find a tenuous link between the Salonika campaign and my adopted home, the fine county of Norfolk, even though, as I’ve only lived here 29 years, I’m still a ‘furriner’.
This is a little late, but I wish you all the very best for the Year of the Pig. This year it’s an Earth Pig in the Vietnamese zodiac, so special for you if you were born in 1959. Are you ‘communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping’? Here are some appropriate photos from the IWM’s excellent online collection…
I’ve said before that I don’t want to become an advertising arm of eBay – they get enough out of me as it is – but when interesting items related to the campaign appear, it seems a shame not to share them.
SCS members have been busy – here’s a second book in recent months by a member! Nigel Birch is to be congratulated on not only doing a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Buckingham, but also for having his dissertation published. Continue reading “New Book : “No Sideshow” by Nigel Birch”
SCS Chairman Alan Wakefield has just returned from giving a lecture on British strategy and the 1918 Balkan victory as part of a round table history discussion panel at the Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki.
Away from the Western Front would like to wish the Salonika Campaign Society and its members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are very grateful for the support given to our project by the Society’s committee and for the interest shown by members. Continue reading “Away from the Western Front – latest news”
Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: The Winning Commission
Cameras follows the winner of the 2018 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition to Greece and FYROM as they create an artwork to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. This final programme features members of the SCS as the winning artists and film crew accompanied the September 2018 SCS tour group for three days. Continue reading “Tuesday 11 December : Salonika Campaign on the telly!”