of Loos 1915
GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF THE FIRST 'BIG PUSH'
The year 2005
marked the 90th anniversary of the first major British
offensive of the Great War - the Battle of Loos, and
2010 marks the 95th Anniversary. It was
at Loos that for the first time large numbers of men
from Kitchener's Army - the wartime volunteers of 1914 -
would fight and die in a major battle. It was a battle
that would consume senior officers, war poets, sons of
the gentry and public figures, and thousands of humble
Tommies who felt this might be the 'Big Push' which
would break the stranglehold of trench warfare. It was
not to be, and in the two and half weeks of bitter
fighting here in September and October 1915 more than
20,000 British soldiers would die.
Today Loos is
a 'forgotten battlefield' and as we remember more than 90 years
on, the Old Front Line is pleased to devote part of the
site to this important sector in the British line.
This part of
the site includes maps, contemporary photographs,
details of battlefield sites and some biographies of men
who fought and died in the battle.
Feel free to email
me with any questions.
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