1915-18 Battle of Festubert 15-25 May 1915

A change in British tactics.

1915 (Published 07/22/2022)

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NEWSPAPERS (all newspapers retrieved from https://newspapers.com)

  • (1915, May 24) “Fresh Ground Captured: Our Two Mile Advance, the Vindictive Prussian.” The Western Daily Press (Bristol, Avon, England), pp.6.  
  • (1915, May 17) “German Line Broken More Than Two Miles”. The Washington Herald  (Washington, District of Columbia, USA), pp. 1. 
  • (1915, May 25) “British Success” The Western Times (Exeter Devon, England), pp. 6. 
  • (1915, May 24)”Festubert Advance, Butchery of Saxons by Own Comrades”, Western Mail (Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales), pp. 6.
  • (1915, May 18)”Titanic Struggle for Ypres: Enemy Taken by Surprise”, Newcastle Daily Journal and Courant (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England), pp. 12.

Books/Visual Imagery

  • Buchan, John, Nelson’s History of the War Volume 1 Aslan Press 2008 
  • Keegan, John, The First World War, Vintage 2012 Kindle
  • William Barnes Wollen’s painting of Lt. Hugh Niven leading the defense of Frezenberg Ridge after his superior officers were all killed or wounded today. 


  • Ich hatte’ einen Kamraden – Deutsch- Oesterreichisches militär potpourri. Victor, Camden, New Jersey, 1915. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/item/jukebox.1993.

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