The Upper Culm Valley before, during and after The Great War


The WW1 book The Upper Culm Valley before during and after The Great War was published in 2014.
One of the major stories researched and highlighted was the Battle of Bois des Buttes around the 27th May 1918 when the second Battalion of the Devon Regiment stood to the last man in defiance of the Kaiser’s last offensive with some 100 Divisions of German troops released from the Eastern Front joining the forces on the Western Front to attack around the River Aisne. By standing so firm against unsurmountable odds the 2nd Devons were awarded the Croix de Guerre at a ceremony held in November 1921.
The centenary of this battle will be marked by another ceremony at the memorial on the Aisne on 27th May 2018.


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  1. […] Tuesday 19 August, Hemyock History and Archiving Association are holding a launch for a new book entitled “The Upper Culm Valley before, during and after The Great War” which will […]

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