'Bradford Boys at Bullecourt': a talk by Fraser Skirrow
11 May

This is the second of two talks this afternoon

Bullecourt was part of the wider Battle of Arras in May 1917, it was here the 62nd (West Riding) Division 'cut their teeth' in action for the first time. The 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment - Bradford Territorials - made a costly attempt to take this fortress village. Using eye witness accounts, letters, results of the enquiry and recently rediscovered sources we can now reconstruct how this battle was fought at a platoon level. The aim of this talk is to pierce the fog of war and look at how officers and soldiers planned and actually fought in the confused conditions of the battlefield.

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907
11 May 2019 15:30