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The Battle of Arras

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

Major (Retd) Hugh Rose will talk about The Battle of Arras, fought from 9 Apr - 16 May 1917 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.

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