‘The Battle of the Somme’
An illustrated talk by Rhydian Vaughan Thursday 13 November 2014 at 2.30 pm - The Restaurant @ BCoT
The 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, was a “catastrophe unparalleled in the history of the British Army”. The end result, in March 1917, was the Germans retreating 25 miles to their newly-created Hindenburg Line.
A German staff officer stated the Battle of the Somme was the “muddy grave of the German Army and of the faith in the infallibility of German Leadership”.
This talk will provide an opportunity to examine this controversial battle. If you would like to attend this talk please come to the restaurant for 2.30 pm on the day.