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098: September 2013


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'The French Army on the Somme 1916' with David O'Mara


The French Army on the Somme 1916 by Dave O'Mara The talk covers the lesser known 'French Battle of the Somme' July-December 1916 serving as an introduction to the French participation, almost 50/50 by the end of the battle, in what is usually thought of as a 'British' battle.¬† The talk begins with brief accounts of 1914 and 1915 (and 1871!) befor…

Fostering  Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation with the Lochnagar Crater Foundation 1 July


Special Commemorative Activities, July 1st, 2020 This is an invitation from the Lochnagar Crater Foundation to join them on July 1st for a unique international commemoration to foster Remembrance, Peace and Reconciliation For over four decades, at 07.28 on July 1st each year, the Lochnagar Crater Foundation have gathered at the Lochnagar Crater…

News of a unique project - a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater


A podcast from the team at the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association¬† The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 1916 by a mine that had been placed beneath the German stronghold on the ridge. The explosion, ten minutes before the whistles blew at 7:30am, destroyed the positi…

Remembering 1st July 1916 : Hawthorn Ridge and Lochnagar Craters


To mark the anniversary of the 1 day of the Battle of the Somme 1916 watch a short film from the Lochnagar Crater Foundation and a podcast from the Hawthorn Crater Association. This special short film will be available to view at from 0728hrs (BST) on Wednesday July 1st. This is a fascinating pod…