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FREE EVENT 'War Horse' : behind the scenes with the film's technical advisor Any Robertshaw 25 August at 5:30pm

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Andy Robertshaw, two men in a trench, the historian famous for digging a First World War trench in a neighbour's back garden, will be appearing at Riverside Caravan Park this Sunday to give a talk about the making of the Stephen Spielberg film War Horse. Andy worked as the a technical advisor on the set and has named the evening “My eight week h…


Hawthorn Ridge : a forensic investigation into the archaeology and history of Hawthorn Crater

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A podcast from the team at the Hawthorn Ridge Crater Association  The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 1916 by a mine that had been placed beneath the German stronghold on the ridge. The explosion, ten minutes before the whistles blew at 7:30am, destroyed the positi…


Remembering 1st July 1916 : Hawthorn Ridge and Lochnagar Craters

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To mark the anniversary of the 1 day of the Battle of the Somme 1916 watch a short film from the Lochnagar Crater Foundation and a podcast from the Hawthorn Crater Association. This special short film will be available to view at www.lochnagarcrater.org from 0728hrs (BST) on Wednesday July 1st. https://bit.ly/2Vn9DfN This is a fascinating pod…


The Western Front Association's 2021 Calendar

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The Western Front Association's 2021 calendar is now available. Once again it features images of the battlefield taken by a number of photographers who have kindly donated their work. For 2021 the scenes depict points of interest in France, Belgium and Italy. Some of these will be well known but others are 'off the beaten track'. The calendar ha…


'Hawthorn Ridge - Then and Now' with Rick Smith

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The Hawthorn Redoubt was an formidable defensive position for the Germans which was blown up on the morning of 1 July 1916 by a mine that had been placed beneath the German stronghold on the ridge. The explosion, ten minutes before the whistles blew at 7:30am, destroyed the position but the timing of the detonation and the lifting of the artillery …