‘The Battle of Aubers Ridge 9th May, 1915’ by Colin Ellender
15 Mar

This talk was originality scheduled for the 20th October 2023 but was cancelled due to ill health.

British generals were confident of success at Aubers Ridge, part of the Anglo-French offensive known as the Second Battle of Artois. However, there was a severe lack of artillery and a shortage of shells, many of which were of poor quality. This, together with beefed-up German defences following the BEF’s near success at Neuve Chappelle the previous month, conspired to frustrate the British forces once more.

Colin explains how things went wrong, resulting in a large casualty list. Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome.

Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

St Peter’s Village Hall, St Peter’s Drive, Worcester WR5 3TA
15 Mar 2024 19:30