The presentation will be live and online.
ALTHOUGH ALL 500 WEBINAR PLACES ARE NOW 'BOOKED', IT WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE TO VIEW THIS 'LIVE' ON THE WFA'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Deborah D51 was one of nearly 380 fighting tanks that attacked seemingly impregnable German positions at the start of the Battle of Cambrai on November 20, 1917. Following a day of heroism and tragedy, her shell-torn hulk was eventually buried on the battlefield where it was discovered and excavated 80 years later by the French historian Philippe Gorczynski. Deborah now forms the centrepiece of a superb new museum in the village of Flesquières. In this online talk, John Taylor describes the project to identify and research the lives of the men who fought inside and alongside Deborah, and who are now commemorated in this unique memorial. He also tells how the project delivered crucial new insights into one of the pivotal episodes in the world’s first great tank battle.
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The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.