The Riqueval Bridge was taken in a daring early morning raid by ten British soldiers led by their 22 year old Captain on the morning of 29 September 1918.
Dr Spencer Jones of the University of Wolverhampton appears on BBC Breakfast TV to explain the importance of the daring and successful attack across the Riqueval Bridge over the St. Quentin Canal on the morning of 29 September 1918.
By taking the only bridge over the canal that could support heavy traffic and breaking the Hindenburg Line the German Command were convinced that they could no longer win the war.
In this engaging, informative and compelling piece viewers learn about one of the most important engagements during 'The Hundred Days' between August and November 1918 that led to the defeat of Imperial Germany.
Find news on the rededication of the Riqueval Memorial and commemoration events to the British, American and Australian soldiers who took part.
Also find in-depth articles by historians here on The Western Front Association website regarding the achievements of the British Army during the final months of the First World War.