'General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien' a talk by Arthur Ashton
12 May

Arthur Ashton will give a talk on General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien.

Smith Dorrien had to fight at Mons almost immediately after taking over for the deceased Grierson.

Despite his generalship there and at Le Cateau, he fell foul of the vindicitive Sir John French.

Ultimately the ineffective CO of the BEF found a spurious way to sack Smith Dorrien after 2nd Ypres.

Arthur Aston considers the loss of this General to the BEF.


IMAGE: British dead at the Battle of le Cateau. 26 August 1914.

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington, Notts NG11 6HD
12 May 2017 19:30