In the spring of 1917 Field Marshal Haig launched an offensive to the East of Arras using the 1st & 3rd British Armies. 88th Brigade, as part of the 29th Division, attacked Infantry Hill at 05.30hrs behind a creeping artillery barrage. Two battalions of the Essex & Newfoundland Regiments were at the forefront, but how different were their experiences? Richard explores this area of the battlefield and the defence of Monchy-Le-Preux against determined German counterattack.
Richard is accredited with the International Guild of Battlefield Guide (#83) and is licenced to guide within the Sachsenhausen (former concentration camp) in Berlin'.
Great Stukeley Village Hall, Ermine Street, Great Stukeley, Huntingdon, PE28 4AQ
05 Apr 2023 19:30