The Battlefield Tour
book describes a battlefield tour of just over one
hour and suggests a continuation tour to the area
of the battle of Givenchy including some little visited
bunkers. There are detailed directions with timings,
photographs and an in-text map.
The Fighting - a Summary
The battle of Festubert - Givenchy began at 2330 hours
on 15 May 1915 on ground between the villages of Neuve
Chapelle and Festubert, when the 2nd and Meerut Divisons
of I Corps opened the first British night attack of
the war. Three and a half hours later in daylight,
7th Division attacked in the south.
local success was marred by lack of materiel which
had been 'loaned' to Gallipoli and by inadequate artillery
support. After ten days, during which time the Canadian
Division became involved, the battle stalled with
limited gains. British casualties were 16,648 officers
and men, German about 5,000.
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