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'Battle of the Sambre' by Derek Clayton


Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the Battle of the Sambre in November 1918. This will examine the events surrounding this battle right at the end of the war. The Battle of the Sambre involved most of the allied armies with 48 divisions and over 35 tanks involved in it. The battle is also known because the poet, Wilfred Owen, was kil…

The Battle of the Sambre 4 November 1918 by Dr. Derek Clayton


Please note: this a change to our originally published programme for 2018 due to Charles Messenger being unavailable. The Battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918, was a decisive British victory. The battle has, however, been largely neglected by historians: it was the last large-scale, set-piece battle fought by the British Expeditionary Force on th…