The presentation will be live and online.
This talk by Julian Whippy considers both the early success and the subsequent failures at the Battle of Loos, 1915. Looking closely at the 47th (London) Division on the right flank and their early success is contrasted with the fortunes of the follow on units including freshly arrived untested New Army men and the experienced soldiers of the Guards Division. It will show how the new “accessory” Gas weapon worked well in the Londoners sector but the defending Germans were far from beaten by it.
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The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.