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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.     


'Monty's Mentor: Major General Sandilands' a talk by Terry Dean

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The story of James Walter Sandilands who uses his pre-war experiences in fighting the Dervishes and Boers to quickly progress from Captain to Brigadier General on the Western Front. He gives his young Brigade-Major (Captain Montgomery) lessons and experiences he would never forget.   We meet at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.    IMAGES: James Wa…


'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…




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…