Canadians at war

Apologies, this is rather last notice but I didn’t hear about it until this week.  If you know of an event with WWI connections that you think would be of interest, please send us the details and we’ll publicise it if we can. 

On Thursday 6th September Jeremy Banning will give a talk about ‘The Canadian Corps in the last 100 days Aug-Nov 1918’ at the Newcastle Lit & Phil, starting at 6.00 p.m.  You can book tickets (£3 for members, £5 for non-members) by emailing library@litandphil.org.uk or by telephone 0191 232 0192.

The period 8 august-11 November 1918 came to be known as the 100 Days Offensive.  But the Canadian Corps’ significant contributions along the western Front generated the name ‘Canada’s 100 Days’.  During this time, Canadian and Allied forces pushed the German Army from Amiens in France to Mons in Belgium in a series of battles.  The drive ended in German surrender and the end of the war.

Jeremy Banning is an historian and researcher specialising in the First World War.  He has collaborated on several books, done research for television and radio programmes and acted as historical consultant for a range of television programmes.  He gives talks on a wide range of topics relating to the First World War and organises battleground tours.