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'The Aisne Again: May 1918, the Essence of the Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard

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This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Aisne which opened on 27 May which resulted in the greatest one-day advance on the Western Front since trench warfare began in September 1914. This was a significant battle that also marked the turning point on the Western Front; according to Sidney Rogerson it was the 'Last of the Ebb'. After this…


'The Aisne Again. May 1918' with David Blanchard

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The Aisne Again. May 1918 by David Blanchard This talk on the events of attack that fell on the British sector of the front between the 27th May and 1st June 1918, This area had been a French held sector since 1915 and the French had fought one of its major engagements of the war here in 1917, the ill-fated Nivelle Offensive.  The British were als…


'Not again: The Battle of the Aisne, 27 May 1918' by Peter Hart

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Peter Hart will be giving a presentation on the 3rd battle of the Aisne which started in the early morning hours of May 27, 1918, when the German army began the battle with an attack on Allied positions at the Chemin des Dames ridge, in the Aisne River region of France.


Major 'Alastair' Soutar, M.C.

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One of the well known 'classic' accounts of the First World War is 'Twelve Days' published in 1933 (and more recently republished as 'Twelve Days on the Somme') by Sidney Rogerson, an officer on the staff of 23 Infantry Brigade (part of the 8th Division). Less well known is his second book, about his experiences in May 1918 on the Aisne. This accou…


READ THE STORY: The 'Unknown Major' no more

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Researched by David Tattersfield, the Vice Chairman of The Western Front Association, this detective story shows how a casual visit to a military cemetery and an inquisitive nature led David to uncover the name and the story behind the 'An Unknown Major' of the Royal Engineers.

Read the full story > HERE Major 'Alastair' M.C.