'Gaza to Jerusalem; The Palestine Campaigns of 1917' - Stuart Hadaway
12 Jun

In this talk Stuart tells the story of 1917 in Palestine. It covers the story of the three battles of Gaza, the first two which were disastrous in outcome for the attacking British and Empire forces. A change in force commander and support led to the attacks on Beersheba and the capture of Gaza. The talk then covers subsequent actions to the entry of Allenby in Jerusalem in December. This talk will also include aspects of the 54th Division, which includes four battalions of the Essex Regiment, along with other East Anglian units.     

Meet at the Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, Hornchurch, from 7:30 for an 8pm start. Entrance donation is £3.50 and, as ever, those who are not members of the WFA are very welcome to attend. There is parking nearby in a pay & display car park (24 hours), and we have access to the bar. 

Please Note: The map on the Website may show the Hatfield Peverel location, not Hornchurch                                                                                   

Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, 205 High Street, Hornchurch, RM11 3XT
12 Jun 2024 20:00