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Commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge : 29 & 30 September

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The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge was removed earlier this year for refurbishment. It will be be restored to its brick plinth in a ceremony at the Riqueval Bridge at 4pm on Saturday 29 September This commemorates the capture of the bridge 100 years ago by a company of the 6th Battalion, North Staffor…


Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge : 29 & 30 September

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  There will be a service to rededicate The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by the 46th (North Midland) Division on Saturday 29 September at 4.00pm.   There are further commemoration events to the British, American and Australian soldiers on Sunday  as well as events relating to the First World War…


To Cross the Rubicon You Need… Life-Jackets! The 46th (North Midland ) Division Crossing of the St Quentin Canal: A Supply Perspective

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One of the most remarkable ‘tactical incidents’ (as the official battle nomenclature describes it) of the Battle of St. Quentin Canal was the ‘Passage at Bellenglise’ and in particular the capture of the vital Riqueval Bridge by 137th Brigade (46th North Midland Division) on the morning of 29 September, 1918. This action gave rise to one of the…


Commemorating the restoration of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial

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In glorious weather on the once British-held part of the Western Front, Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaff and WFA European Officer Any Tongue took part alongside VIPs, dignitaries and guests in the rededication of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial. (Next to the newly rededicated Riqueval Bridge Memorial) In attendance were the great …


Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

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The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…


The Capture of the Riqueval Bridge - Interview with Former Brigadier Jim Tanner

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Enjoy in full this captivating, deeply researched and fully understood story behind the taking of the Riqueval Bridge on 29 September 1914. Hear  Former Brigadier Jim Tanner talking about the capture of Riqueval Bridge on 29 September 1918 from a soldier’s point of view as he is prompted by military historian Dr Tom Thorpe. This 26 minute Q &a…