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'The Battle of Chemin des Dames' a talk given by Peter Ramsden.

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This French offensive was the second-largest battle on the western front in 1917. For years it shared with Passchendaele (Ypres 3) a reputation of being the height of futile self-immolation. Modern accounts offer a more balanced perspective. The talk covers the heavily polarised attitudes before the attack was launched, and then describes the battl…


'Chemin des Dames and the French Mutinies 1917' – A talk by Tony Taylor-Neale

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Tony Taylor-Neal will be talking about the Chemin des Dames   Requested entrance donation £3 with an optional buffet for £1.50.   IMAGE: The devastated village of Soupir, May 1917. 


'The Battle of The Aisne, Chemin des Dames & The French Mutiny' - Talk by Philip Stevens

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Philip Stevens is a former army officer and author of The Great War Explained, a beginners guide to the Great War which is now in it’s third edition. An experienced tour guide whom the historian Professor Sir Anthony Seldon writes "...simply brilliant. I have never been on any trip, anywhere with a better informed, more passionate or magnetic spea…


'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC

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British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles down this autoroute, they will see on a prominent hill to the right the towers of the medieval cathedral at Laon. Some may turn off the autoroute to pay a visit, others will press on towards Rheims and further south. If the opportu…