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'Battle of the Sambre' by Derek Clayton

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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…


'21st Division at Loos' with Dr Derek Clayton

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Derek Clayton will be giving a presentation on the 21st Division at the Battle of Loos. The British did not want to want to fight in this area nor did they want to fight a major battle until 1916. However they were pressed into fighting in 1915 by the French and the Russians.  This was the largest Battle fought to date and the first in which the …


'9th Battn KOYLI in the Great War' with Dr. Derek Clayton

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The 9th (Service) Battalion of the KOYLI was born out of the patriotic rush to answer Lord Kitchener’s call to arms in the early autumn of 1914 and was constituted as part of the Third New Army (K3), becoming part of 21st Division. The battalion arrived on the Western Front a year later and underwent an inauspicious baptism of fire at the Battle o…