These lectures were written by Andrew Lucas to accompany the launch of Fighting the Kaiser's War at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 on 25th-26th April 2015. Each lecture was intended to be delivered on the appropriate day as part of the living history display. Unfortunately due to scheduling problems they had to be shelved.

The idea in each lecture was to give a snapshot of the events a century before in the immediate area (within a few miles of the museum), so effectively the subject matter of The Saxons at Zonnebeke with an even tighter focus. I readily admit that the first of the two lectures is both longer and stronger, simply because the events of 25th April were more dramatic. However the second clarifies some confusing aspects of the fighting around s'Gravenstafel which were still unclear to me when I wrote the supplement.

Lecture for Zonnebeke: 25th April 1915 (PDF document 143 kb)
Lecture for Zonnebeke: 26th April 1915 (PDF document 206 kb)