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Commemorating the Capture of Riqueval Bridge : 29 & 30 September

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  There will be a service to rededicate The Western Front Association Plaque commemorating the capture of Riqueval Bridge by the 46th (North Midland) Division on Saturday 29 September at 4.00pm.   There are further commemoration events to the British, American and Australian soldiers on Sunday  as well as events relating to the First World War…


To Cross the Rubicon You Need… Life-Jackets!

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On 29 September 1918, the 46th (North Midland )Division crossed the St Quentin Canal. To do this with a 3,000 life-jackets were sourced and supplied to the British Soldiers.  In this article the author argues that supply and logistics in this action and others during the Hundred Days played a highly significant role in achieving the final victory …


Commemorating the restoration of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial

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In glorious weather on the once British-held part of the Western Front, Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaff and WFA European Officer Any Tongue took part alongside VIPs, dignitaries and guests in the rededication of the Riqueval Bridge Memorial. (Next to the newly rededicated Riqueval Bridge Memorial) In attendance were the great …


Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

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The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…