It is well known that the Belgians flooded the flat lands of the River Yser to bring the German advance to a halt in 1914. For almost four years, the two sides faced each other across a no-man's land under several feet of water.
Chris will explore this unique battlefield and describe how the belligerents continued the fight under unusual and innovative circumstances.
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A former Chairman of the Western Front Association, Chris is the founder of the Great War Forum, author of several books and of the website the Long, Long Trail. He is a Member and Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for First World War Studies, and was awarded the MA in British First World War Studies in 2007. A Chartered Engineer by profession, Chris now works as a freelance military historian through his research business, fourteeneighteen.
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The Warwick Arms Hotel has a bar area which provides refreshments. There will be a question and answer session after the talk, followed by a raffle.
Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. New visitors will experience a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AT
12 Aug 2020 19:45