The former battlefields of the Somme, near Serre (Photo: Centenary News)

'Perspectives on the Somme' - Western Front Association Conference

Posted on on 11 June 2016
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The Western Front Association will be commemorating the Battle of the Somme with a centenary conference in the UK on July 9th 2016.

The programme for the event - entitled 'Perspectives on the Somme' - is as follows:

* Reflections on 1st July, 1916 - Professor John Bourne

* BEF Artillery on the Somme and the lessons learned - Geoff Spring

* British Intelligence on the Western Front in 1916 - Dr Jim Beach

* Rawlinson on the Somme - Professor Gary Sheffield

* The Somme of the parts: The BEF experience on the Somme, 1916-1918' - Rob Thompson

The conference takes place at the Manor Academy, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6AP. Visit the WFA for booking information.

Source: Western Front Association