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The Battle of Cambrai


  • When? 23 November 2020 , 18:30 - 19:30
  • Where? University of Wolverhampton in Stafford, Staffordshire Pl, Stafford, UK (online)

Hugo De Pree was Douglas Haig's relative and close friend. In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield, author of a new book on De Pree, discusses the relationship between the two men, what it tells us about Britain's most controversial general, and De Pree's distinguished career, including his role in planning the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 in which the Staffordshire regiment fought and his controversial sacking and subsequent reinstatement as a brigade commander in 1918.

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