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The Battle of the Somme

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Phil Wood

12 February 2016


7:30pm at St John's Parish Room



The most infamous day in British military history - 1 July 1916 - the Brtish Army suffered almost 60,000 casualties on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme. How did it happen? Was it worth it? Did it do any good?

Speaker

Phil Wood, an enthusiastic local historian, is President of the Newbury District Field Club. For the last few years he has concentrated his efforts into uncovering all there is to know about the large number of pubs and breweries that once seemed to fill the town. Study of the existing pubs also gives him the opportunity for some enjoyable field work! More recently he has been researching the Great War casualties listed on the Newbury War Memorial.
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