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messines may 1917

OPERATION GEORGETTE

May 25, 2018No Comments

Operation Michael, the first attack of the German Spring Offensive, had been a devastating blow for the Allies, especially British Fifth Army.  They had been forced to retreat up to

The Western Front in January 1918

THE SITUATION IN 1918

Feb 16, 20182 Comments

Looking back from 2018, we know that the First World War ended with an Allied victory in November 1918.  However back then, as 1917 ended and the New Year dawned,

Deborah at Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE LEGACY OF THE BA...

Dec 12, 2017No Comments

After the Battle of Cambrai, what lessons were learned by both the Allied and German troops? How did the affects of a battle which is seen as a draw influence

Soldiers carrying supplies forwards

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE – BACKGRO...

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

The German invasion in August 1914 led to the conquest of almost all of Belgium.  The only exception was the area around the town of Ypres, where a desperate British,

F4 at Bovington

THE NEW MARK IV TANK

Jun 06, 2017No Comments

The first Mark IV tanks arrived in France in late April 1917, and were issued to units in May.

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI

Feb 23, 20161 Comment

At 6.20am, on 20th November 1917, a surprise attack by the British Army created a major break in the German lines to commence the Battle of Cambrai.