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109 : June/July 2017 Special Edition


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The 21st Division at Loos with Derek Clayton


The units of 21st Division disembarked on French soil between 9 and 12 September 1915. Two weeks later, with absolutely no prior battlefield experience, and very little in the way of acclimatisation to the realities of the Western Front, they were thrown into action at the Battle of Loos. It has been a topic of controversy for over 100 years now: …