The West Yorkshire Regiment – WW1 Talk
27th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm£5
Fraser Skirrow will provide us with a graphic reconstruction of the experiences of a small closely knit group of fighting men – the 2/5th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment – in the Great War.
These men were not elite regular troops or Kitcheners’ Men – they were Territorials. They were typical of the men who fought on the Western Front. Using the words of the men themselves, taken from their letters, diaries and memoirs as well as quotations from the reports and despatches of the time, Fraser will take us through how they learnt the painful lessons of trench warfare and became a highly efficient fighting unit.
Fraser is a former TA officer, military historian and author of: the ‘Massacre on the Marne’. The book records the graphic details of the experiences of the men of the 2/5th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment , who were typical of those who fought on the Western Front.
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The Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne and the Sittingbourne War Memorials Project team present this talk as part of the Swale Borough Council, WW1 centenary commemorations. Proceeds go towards local WW1 2018-2019 centenary peace events.