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'Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line' a talk by Clive Harris

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On 29 September 1918 a force of British, Australian and US Troops attempted to break the Hindenburg Line between Bellicourt and Bony. Despite sharing doctrine and fighting over similar ground against the same enemy, each of allied armies experienced very different days. Clive will examine the reasons behind such polar opposite battles by consideri…


'Third time lucky? The 46th Division at Bellenglise, 29th Sept 1918' by Dr John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS

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Above: George V inspecting the St Quentin canal after the attack,with the temporary assault bridges in the background. The talk tells the story of the assault by one British division during the "Hundred Days". The 46th was a pre-war territorial division. Mobilised on the outbreak of war in August 1914, they had seen much combat during the interven…


Commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

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The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge, by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division, has been removed for refurbishment and will soon be restored to the brick plinth. In addition there will be a Western Front Association ceremony at 4pm on Saturday to unveil the renovated WFA memorial. There will be a se…


Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge by men of the 46th (North Midland) Division: 30 September

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  There will be a service to rededicate The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by the 46th (North Midland) Division on Saturday 29 September at 4.00pm.   There are further commemoration events to the British, American and Australian soldiers on Sunday  as well as events relating to the First World War…