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The Sherwood Foresters at the Battle of the Somme
On 1st July 1916, 160,000 men climbed out of their trenches on the Somme for the opening of the greatest battle of the First World War.
At the extreme left wing of the British attack, near the heavily fortified village of Gommecourt, the 1/5 battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (the “Robin Hoods”) were launched into some of the heaviest fighting of the day. This talk by author Brian Stone will examine the experience of the men involved in their own words taken from memoirs, journals and letters and with the assistance of maps of the battlefield.
Tickets £2.50, pay on the night.