Chestnut Lodge Wargames Group

The Traditional ANZAC Biscuit Recipe

Created to remember the Fallen ANZACS at Gallipoli (25 April 1915) and baked in Australia and New Zealand for the ANZAC Day public holiday (25 April) … and sampled at the April 2023 CLWG meeting. Traditional Anzac biscuitsMakes 15 biscuits | Prep 20 mins | Cook 12 mins Ingredients1 1/4 cups of plain flour, sifted1 […]

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ANZAC Day: 25 April

An overview of ANZAC Day provided for the April 2023 CLWG meeting. The ANZACs ‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. During World War I, on 25th April 1915, ANZAC soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The aim was to open the […]

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Fog on the Somme (James Halstead): An Offside Report

This is Deborah Southwell’s offside report of ‘Fog on the Somme’ run by James Halstead at the CLWG Conference. Fog on the Somme – Offside (Deborah Southwell) Five phases were planned for the German Spring Offensive of 1918: Operation Michael (21 March – 6 April) Operation Georgette (9-29 April) Operation Blücher-Yorck (27 – 30 May) […]

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Movies: World War I 1914 AD-1918 AD

1914 Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) (Peter Merritt) The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.   All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) (Peter Merritt) A German youth eagerly enters World War I, […]

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At the Movies: Get the popcorn ready!

After an exchange of good war movies to view at a recent Virtual CLWG meeting, I offered to curate a list for Milmud. I had in mind pulling together war movies that would be plausible enough for members who may not have a strong background in a particular era to gain some context for creating […]

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