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'Why Did Operation Mars fail?' by Michael Orr


Michael Orr makes a welcome first visit to Wessex Branch and gives his perspective on why Operation Mars, the major German Offensive in March 1918 did not meet its strategic objectives

‘Perfect Defence, Perfect Attack: Arras and Hamel 1918’ by John Lee


John Lee will be giving a talk titled ‘Perfect Defence, Perfect Attack: Arras and Hamel 1918’. ‘Operation Mars’ on 28 March 1918 was supposed to be the decisive blow at Arras to complete the defeat of the BEF. It was a catastrophic failure for Germany – almost their 1st July 1916!  On 4 July at Hamel Monash’s Australians, with a great deal of hel…