ONLINE: 'The Royal Artillery's Blackest Day' by Dr Spencer Jones
19 Mar

Caption: German heavy artillery (courtesy: IWM)

About the talk: The first great blow of the German Spring Offensive hit Fifth Army on 21 March 1918. It plunged the Royal Artillery into its costliest day of the entire First World War. Despite tireless planning and preparation, the gunners found themselves in a bitter fight that would test their mettle like no other. This talk explores the little-known artillery aspects of the 21 March 1918 and shows how artillery played the decisive role.

About the speaker: Spencer Jones is an award-winning historian and author. He is Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and serves the British Army as the Regimental Historian of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. He is a noted expert on the First World War, Second World War, and the life of Sir Winston Churchill.

 This online talk: opens at 19:20 for a 19:30 start, ending at about 20:30. Participating is quick and easy. The only equipment you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email for your link and the passcode. We'll also automatically add you to the mailing list to keep you updated with future events.

19 Mar 2024 19:20