If you enjoyed Patrick Mileham’s talk on the Battle of Waterloo last year, this one’s for you. North Cheriton’s former soldier, military historian and university lecturer will talk about the Battle of Arras, fought in France 100 years ago.
The battle of Arras was fought by 23 British, Australian and Canadian divisions against the Germans from 9 April to 16 May 1917. At the same time the battles for Vimy Ridge, north of Arras, and the first and second battles of the Scarpe, and Bullecourt were also raging,
Our speaker will question the story -forwards and backwards, for conscripts and volunteers, soldiers and commanders, statesmen and civilians – and delve into that spirit which eventually collapsed and that spirit which prevailed.
May @ 7.30pm
St John’s Church
Suggested Donation £8 inc Refreshments
Tel 01963 371478