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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 : 29 & 30 September

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The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge was removed earlier this year for refurbishment. It will be be restored to its brick plinth in a ceremony at the Riqueval Bridge at 4pm on Saturday 29 September This commemorates the capture of the bridge 100 years ago by a company of the 6th Battalion, North Staffor…


Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge : 29 & 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…