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'Comparing the Somme and Arras' a talk given by Mike Coyle

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Comparing the Somme 1916 and Arras 1917 by Mike Coyle  Both battles were equally fierce, both with heavy losses yet 100 years on the Somme lives in our consciousness , whilst few know of the Battle of Arras.     


'Arras' a talk given by Jonathan Nicholls

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The Suffolk WFA hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. This month we are pleased to welcome Jonathan Nicholls who will talk to the branch about Arras. Most talks are usually an…


'The Battle of Arras - A Family Affair' a talk given by Chris Weekes

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  A talk by Chris Weekes on the Battle of Arras based on his extensive research of his relatives who fought during this battle of the during the First World War.   IMAGE: Battle of the Scarpe. British cavalry resting alongside the Arras-Cambrai road, April 1917. Imperial War Museum image Q2031


'The Battles of the Somme and Arras compared' by Mike Coyne

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Mike is an experienced researcher and writer on Military History. His interest in Arras was sparked by the death of a Great Uncle at Arras in May 2017. He was concerned that few know of Arras whilst all know of The Somme. He has visited the Arras Battle sites several times.   A great deal has been written and is known about the Battle of the Somm…


'A Kick up the Arras' a talk by Peter Hart

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  The renowned historian Peter Hart will give a presentation called "A Kick up the Arras". Themed on the events surrounding the town in April through to May 1917. With the town in British hands the Tommie's had to contend themselves with conducting their daily life's from the tunnels running under the town. Meeting at the Sobraon Barracks on Burt…


The Surrey Branch Tour of the 1917 Battlefields

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The Surrey Branch tour for 2017 will cover the 1917 battlefields of Arras, Messines and Third Ypres. The detailed itinerary is as follows: Saturday September 23rd The luxury coach departs from Reigate College (where there is secure free car parking) at 07:00 and we cross to the battlefield via Eurotunnel. The tour starts at Lijssenthoek Military…


'Comparing the Somme 1916 with Arras 1917' by Mike Coyle

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Both battles, the Somme and Arras, were equally fierce, both with heavy losses, yet 100 years on The Somme lives in our consciousness, whilst few know of the Battle of Arras. The talk discusses possible conclusions.   IMAGES: Public Domain. Wikipedia. Ruins of the Hôtel de Ville, Arras 26 May 1917. Somme 25 September 1916. British troops moving…


Our April 2017 Newsletter

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  Wellington Quarry, Arras Welcome to the April Branch Newsletter, I hope that you are able to enjoy the sunnier weather that we have been having.  This month’s topical picture is of one of the exits from the Wellington Quarry in Arras, from which the attacking troops left the safety of the underground tunnels and advanced to the German lines a…


'A Cheerful Sacrifice: The Battle of Arras' by Jonathan Nicholls

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Jonathan Nicholls will give a presentation on the Battle of Arras.    We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except January and August) at 7pm. Please make sure that your name is on the door list. 



Comparing The Somme 1916 and Arras 1917 by Mike Coyle

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Mike Coyle - The Battles of the Somme and Arras compared   Mike is an experienced researcher and writer on Military History. His interest in Arras was sparked by the death of a Great Uncle at Arras in May 2017. He was concerned that few know of Arras whilst all know of The Somme. He has visited the Arras Battle sites several times.   A great de…


The Fifth Annual Great War Exhibition

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The Fifth Annual Great War Exhibition   FREE ENTRY: School parties welcome, but booking is essential. DATES: 4 -11 November TIMES: 10-4 daily.  VENUE: Park Visitors Centre, Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 8AU CONTACT: Judith Beastall > judithbeastall@hotmail.com TELEPHONE:   Judith Beastall 0151 334 9467  (Visitor Centre) 0151 652 5197   Th…