Peter Hart will be giving a talk on the Battle of Aisne, 1918. The Third Battle of the Aisne started in the early morning hours of May 27, 1918. This was when the German army attacked Allied positions at the Chemin des Dames ridge, in the Aisne River region of France. However, the advance eventually stalled. With supply shortages and lack of reserves, this was to be the last ebb of the German war effort.
Peter Hart is an oral historian at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and also runs tours to WW1 battlefields. He has published many important histories on the First World War, which has often extensively sourced the eye witness records held by the IWM. Peter is an extremely popular speaker with Western Front Association branches.
Find him on Twitter @PeterHart1915
IMAGE: The German Spring Offensive, March-july 1918. The Third Battle of the Aisne. French and British troops awaiting the enemy in the open. North of Courville, 29 May 1918. (c) IWM Q 6654 and Men of the Worcestershire Regiment holding the southern bank of the River Aisne at Maizy, 27 May 1918. (C) IWM Q 6658