The presentation will be live and online.
The Battle of Amiens began on 8 August, 1918 and was described by General Ludendorff as the 'Black Day of the German Army'. The BEF, spearheaded by the Canadian Corps smashed through the German lines in a surprise attack that penetrated up to eight miles.
But how did the oversized Canadian Corps, the key element in the assault, get from their positions around Arras to Amiens without arousing the suspicions of the ever-watchful Germans? This talk by Rob Thompson will look at how the Canadians were spirited south whilst convincing the Germans and their own men that they were headed north.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: Secrets and Lies: Operation Llandovery Castle
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.
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