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Military historian Gary Sheffield returns to Carlisle

Professor Gary Sheffield will be visiting Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle for the Museum’s next talk entitled The Territorial Army in the Second World War on Tuesday 10 March at 6.30pm.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, the Territorial Army provided the main reinforcement to the Regular Army and was formally absorbed into the British Army on the 1 September 1939 as war was imminent. Soldiers from Territorial units found themselves on active service across the globe – territorial soldiers from the Border Regiment were at the evacuation of Dunkirk, the relief of Tobruk and part of the Chindit force in Burma.

Professor Gary Sheffield is one of Britain’s foremost military historians. He specialises in Britain at war, 1914-45, and is the author of a number of acclaimed histories. He currently holds the Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham and was formerly Land Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course at the Joint Services Staff College, where his students included many of today’s most senior generals, admirals and air marshals.

Tickets for Gary Sheffield’s talk are priced at £5 and can be purchased from or by calling (01228) 532774.

The next Tuesday night talk – Tuesday 14 April – Peter Johnston – British Forces in Germany

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