On 20th November 1917 the West Yorkshire Battalions of 185th Brigade assaulted the fortified village of Havrincourt as part of the Cambrai offensive. This talk looks at how that attack was conducted on the day. Using animations based on the orders and war diaries and a set of little known letters and maps from an officer of 2/8th West Yorks the presentation will follow individual tanks and infantry companies as they manoeuvre on the battlefield. It will also look at how tank/infantry co operation worked, how the new artillery tactics supported the assault and how new infantry organisation and tactics combined to deliver success trench by trench.
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