A Baptism in Fire and Blood: The 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers at Ypres 1915 by Peter Hart
20 Nov

A gut-wrenching account of men thrown into battle before they were ready, and the price they paid. The tragic story of the Baptism of Fire of the 1/7th Northumberland Fusiliers at Ypres in April 1915. It is truly heart-rending at times with a mixture of oral history and published accounts to bring it all home to you.

Regarded as a lively, well-informed, and very amusing speaker, Peter Hart is a regular and popular speaker at our branch. Peter is a military historian specialising in the Great War and was the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum from 1981 until his retirement. Peter is the author of the magisterial Gallipoli (OUP 2013) as well as many other books on the Great War.

As usual, the evening will include a buffet and prize raffle.

Allotment Social Club, North Terrace, West Allotment, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE27 ODN
20 Nov 2023 19:45