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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books - Aubers Ridge Battlefield Map May 1915
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

The Western Front - North Guide Book


THE BATTLE OF AUBERS RIDGE AND GOOGLE MAP

This battle & 13 others are fully described in our book 'Western Front - North'

The Battlefield Tour - this entry is a brief extract from the book.

The battlefield tour is quite short and lasts about 1 hour. A visit is suggested to the Aubers Historical Society Archives which would lengthen the tour but this must be arranged in advance.

 

The Fighting - this entry is a brief extract from the book.

The battle of Aubers Ridge began on 9 May 1915 when the First British Army made a two-pronged attack on the German line that ran from just south of Neuve Chapelle to Bois Grenier some three miles north of Fromelles.

At 0500 hours six hundred artillery weapons opened fire followed forty minutes later by an infantry advance. The southern prong consisting of the Indian and 1 Corps aimed towards Aubers Ridge while that of IV Corps, 6,000 yards to the north, headed for Fromelles The barrage had been inaccurate and short of shells, the German wire had not been cut and no small-arms supporting fire had been arranged for the advance. Little or no progress was made and by 0300 hours the following morning all of the British troops were back where they  had started and nearly 12,000 officers and men were casualties.

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One of the many bunkers that can be seen in the area and which are shown in the book.

For the family history researcher, battlefield tourist, military historian, battlefield guide, student of military history or armchair enthusiast, this book certainly represents excellent value for money! 

Michael Booker

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