Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Terry Duncan » 07 Jan 2013 01:01

At last I had some spare time to read the article properly and found it to be very good indeed. Well thought out presented details that would allow people to get a good overview of events and conditions during the battle. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to know about the battle. Getting full details from the German perspective is often a problem, maybe we might have some German visitors or members able to provide additional details for you?

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 07 Jan 2013 01:16

Thanks very much, I wasn't as happy with it as some of the others, because of the "bittiness". Trying to keep the six armies in mind, with so little information on the German and French armies available (in English) was quite difficult. Naturally any information offered will be gratefully received, even unto half my kingdom - well an opal fruit anyway. I'm only marking time while Messines 1917 is on the last lap to A-class but the Ancre Heights or Ginchy is next. I'm also contemplating a piece on the winter of 1916-1917 as I've noticed quite a lot of detail in the divisional histories I've got. The oddest thing about it is how modern it seems; swap the place names etc and you could pass it off as Normandy 1944.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 14 Jan 2013 23:11

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... re_Heights

I'm toying with the idea of collecting what I can from English sources about the retreat to the Hindenburg Line next. It should give me a chance to round off the Somme with the Fifth Army operations in early 1917.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 28 Jan 2013 16:22

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_Line

All I wanted to do was a bit on operations on the Ancre 1917. It needs more work though.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 01 Mar 2013 21:20

I don't suppose anyone has sources on the German First Army on the Ancre 1916-1917 (in English) by any chance?

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 06 Apr 2013 22:22

Operations on the Ancre nearly ready, after that I may do something on operations around Lens after Arras.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 30 Apr 2013 00:55

Hmmm I wrote too soon but not to worry, I'll get there.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 01 May 2013 19:24

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation ... March_1917

Not finished and a bit of a rag-bag but some interesting minutiae.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 04 May 2013 10:12

B class now (after an embarrassingly large number of typos remedied).

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 08 May 2013 20:46

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fromelles

Re-did the 1916 part of the page.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 11 May 2013 21:20

Finished the lot

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 18 May 2013 08:34

I had a go at Ginchy then decided that Guillemont and Delville Wood formed a group and that the French 6th Army needed coverage too so I'm plodding through Guillemont July-September so that I can make my mind up about how much tactical development, inter-Allied co-operation and analysis to put on each page. With Doughty and Philpott the French won't be as anonymous as is ususal in English language accounts. The influence of Prior & Wilson's views is waning but Harris' farrago of Haig has some useful snippets in between the sniping.

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Re: Poelcappelle 9 Oct 17

Postby Attrition » 22 May 2013 11:03

Ooh-er I wrote too soon, I've been afflicted by the lurgy so things have had to wait.


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