The Aisne Again. May 1918 by David Blanchard
This talk on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the front between the 27th May and 1st June 1918, This area had been a French held sector since 1915 and the French had fought one of its major engagements of the war here in 1917, the ill-fated Nivelle Offensive. The British were also here in 1914, and they too have left reminders of their relative brief presence. The battlefield of May 1918 scales the heights of the Chemin des Dames ridge, along the Californe Plateau and descends to afforested valley of the Aisne river and canal. The retreat of the British forces during the course of the first day and in following days extends further south almost to the Marne and takes in part of the Champagne region.
Members of the Western Front association and non members are equally welcome, we ask for a modest £5 donation on the door.
There is a bar at the Community association but no drinks are allowed in the lecture rooms.
Photograph Q8809 courtesy of the IWM