'Third Ypres' a talk by Professor John Derry
11 Aug

Although usually known by the ultimate battle in winter conditions for the village of Passchendaele, Third Ypres had commenced in the summer with a innovative attack along the Messines Ridge. Professor Derry considers how the fighting developed over increasingly treacherous terrain.

IMAGE: The Battle of Pilckem Ridge. An advanced British 18 pounder RFA gun battery taking up new positions close to a communication trench near Boesinghe, 31 July 1917. Imperial War Museum Q5723.

IMAGE: A German soldier seated on wooden track between Ypres and Passchendaele. Two notice boads read: ” Track leading to Crest Farm and Passchendaele” and (possibly) “Hamburg Battalion HQ”. Imperial War Museum made Q57535

 

The Armoury (Stockport Army Reserve Centre), Armoury Street Stockport Cheshire SK3 8AB
Terry Jackson, jackson.terence1@sky.com
11 Aug 2017 19:30