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Lecture | The Battle of Arras

Lecture | The Battle of Arras

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum lecture series:

The battle of Arras was fought from 9 Apr - 16 May 17 along the River Scarpe to the East of Arras.  Its aim was to divert German attention from the Nivelle offensive to the South.  The battle plan was prepared by the commander of the British Third Army, General Allenby.  Initially there was quite a measure of success but this petered out without any significant breakthrough.  Many Scots units were involved including the 9th, 15th and 51st Divisions.  This talk will focus on the experiences of 9th Scottish Division.

Lecturer Lt Col Willie Coupar was, in the Royal Army Educational Corps from 1966 – 1991, during which time he served in the United Kingdom, Germany, Malaysia, N Ireland and the Falklands.  On leaving the army he joined Glasgow University as an administrator working on Staff Development and Student Recruitment and was also a Member of University Military Education Committee.  In December 2004 he moved back to family roots in Perth.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences
£9 non-members | £7 Friends

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