Talk:In the Footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood

17Apr12
ImageIn the Footsteps of the 38th (Welsh) Division at Mametz Wood A talk by Major Ian R Gumm TD R Welsh On 1st July 1916 General Sir Douglas Haig launched his great offensive in the Somme region of France in an effort to drive the Imperial German Army back. This was to bec…ome the ‘Bloodiest Day’ in the history of the British Army and epitomised the ferocious fighting that was to follow. In the southern sector in the vicinity of Mametz, the 7th Division assaulted and drove the German Army northwards out of Mametz and northwards towards Contalmaison. In the days that followed they continued to press hard gaining ground and pushing the enemy back inch-by-inch. During the night of the 5th/6th July 1916, the 38th (Welsh) Division commanded by Major-General Ivor Philipps entered the line relieving the battle weary 7th Division. Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Horne, the GOC XV Corps, ordered them to assault the following day against the enemy in Mametz Wood. At 0830 on 7th July 1916 Brigadier-General H j Evans’ 115th Brigade advanced north-westwards across the valley from Marlboro’ Wood and Caterpillar Wood towards Mametz Wood. Our talk this evening is an account of what followed.
Date: 15th May 2012
Time: Arrive at 18.00 for 18.30 Talk, Dinner at 19.45 including wine.
Location: Firing Line Museum, based at Cardiff Castle
Wine Reception and Talk: £7.00 per person Wine Reception.  Talk & Dinner: £20.00 per person
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk/talks-and-lectures.html and must be booked in advance and no later than the 11th May 2012
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