The Western Front Association: Harsh Realities: The BEF’s Offensives 1915

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The Western Front Association: Harsh Realities: The BEF’s Offensives 1915

Post by BFBSM » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:54 pm

In this talk, Spencer Jones looks at the plight of the British Army on the Western Front in the first half of 1915.

The British Army went into 1915 hoping to break through the German trenches and bring about a victory on the Western Front but things went horribly wrong at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and Aubers Ridge.

On the positive side, the regulars were reinforced by the territorials and also Kitchener's New Armies, but the British Commander in Chief, Sir John French, became embroiled in the "Shell Scandal".

Recorded as part of the WFA President's Conference series "A World at War 1914-18" - 1915 A Year of Trial and Error.

The Western Front Association is a UK registered charity. www.westernfrontassociation.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zrD1PeRDz8

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