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Battle of Fromelles
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
Much has been written, particularly in recent years, about the costly attack at Fromelles on 19 July 1916.
Much has been written, particularly in recent years, about the costly attack at Fromelles on 19 July 1916. If some have called it the forgotten battle, an epithet which was never really merited, they can hardly do so now. This talk will therefore not retell the story of what happened at Fromelles on that July evening. It will instead analyse various facets of the planning and execution of the attack, and set them within the context of the tactical doctrine that guided the operations of the British Expeditionary Force at the time. Having to take into account the hard lessons of the Somme offensive, which had been launched on 1 July, this doctrine was constantly evolving. Was the Fromelles attack carried out in conformity with it or was the attack a doctrinal aberration?
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