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‘Learning Curve? The 1/5th West Yorks on the Western Front’ by John Sheehan


John will explain this local territorial battalion’s involvement in three key battles: the first day on the Somme (1916); at Poelcapelle on 9 Ocober 1917; and then at Valenciennes on 1 November 1918. In doing so he will track their progress from happy-go-lucky Saturday night soldiers into an agile independent fighting force capable of helping bring…