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Lecture | The Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Campaign

Lecture | The Battle of Amiens and the 100 Days Campaign

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018 6:30pm — 8:00pm

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Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum Lecture Series

The battle of Amiens saw the halting of the German spring offensive of 1918. There followed the most successful campaign of the British Army in WW1, leading to the Germans seeking peace, to the abdication of the Kaiser and to the Treaty of Versailles. Professor Sir Hew Strachan will tell us about these momentous months, when, militarily, all seemed to come right for the British Army after so many years of effort.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan FRSE, FRHist S, is a Scottish military historian, well known for his work on the administration of the British Army and the history of the First World War. He is currently Professor of International Relations at St Andrews University and a council member of the Royal Company of Archers. He has been Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale since 2014 and, before moving to St Andrews, he was Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls Oxford. He has written widely on First World War matters, is currently a trustee of the Imperial War Museum and a frequent broadcaster on matters of defence and strategy

6.30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7.00pm lecture commences
£9 non-members | £7 Friends
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