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'We Dusted Them Off Good - The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916' with Alastair Fraser

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Alastair Fraser's talk titled 'We dusted them off good' - The German Army on the Somme 1914-16' is an examination of the German Army in the Beaumont Hamel sector, particularly the regiments of 26 Reserve Division. It also looks at how the Germans defeated the British so comprehensively on 1st July 1916. Alastair Fraser is a well-known speaker an...


Thiepval Memorial Commemoration - 1st July 2024

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At 10.30am on the 1st of July 2024, there will be a commemoration service at the Thiepval Memorial to mark the 108th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Etched on the walls of this iconic monument, cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, are the names of 72,000 British and South African soldiers who fought and died in the area,...


Ulster Memorial Tower Service of Remembrance - 1st July 2024

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A Service of Remembrance to commemorate the 108th anniversary of The Battle of the Somme will be held at the Ulster Memorial Tower, Thiepval, France on the 1st of July 2024 at 2.30pm. The memorial is a replica of Helen’s Tower on the Clandeboye Estate in Co. Down and this is the area, including the nearby Schwaben Redoubt, around which the 36th...


'Who killed Captain Duncan Martin? 20th Brigade on the First Day of the Somme' by Ross Beadle

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Caption: View from the German lines across No Man's Land About the talk: The traumatic story of Devonshire’s attack on Mansell Copse on 1st July 1916 seems to exemplify the tragedy and failure of that day. It also includes the curious tale of Capt. Duncan Martin of A Company 9th Devons who before the battle  made a 3D plasticine model to highlig...