'St Eloi-Village of the craters" by Chris John.
05 Jun

This illustrated talk by Chris John will look at the village of St Eloi on the Ypres Salient and the tunnelling and mining which occurred here in 1915/16. It examines the events of the often overlooked Battle of St Eloi craters in April 1916 and the 2nd Canadian Division's disastrous introduction to the Western Front. The talk also briefly looks at the high point of the tunnellers war - the Battle of the Messines which opened with the detonation of 19 huge mines along the Messines Ridge.   



The Comrades Club, 58 Cambridge St, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2AY
05 Jun 2019 19:30