Prof. Peter Simkins:  Up the Sharp End: The Experience of the 12th (Eastern)  Division in the Hundred Days, 1918.
28 Feb

Prof. Peter Simkins:  Up the Sharp End: The Experience of the 12th (Eastern)  Division in the Hundred Days, 1918.

The 12th (Eastern) Division had a success rate of nearly 70 per cent in its attacks during the BEF's 'Hundred Days' offensive between 8 August and 11 November 1918. In his talk, Professor Peter Simkins will discuss and examine some of the factors which contributed to, and affected, its performance in battle during this period, including its organisation and composition; command at divisional, brigade and battalion levels; junior leadership; NCOs and other ranks; and the support it received from artillery and tanks.

 

 

 

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
28 Feb 2019 20:00