For the centenary of the Battle of Messines of 7-14 June 1917 I have written four blogs examining often-repeated misconceptions about the battle.
‘The Big Bang Heard in Downing Street:’ How far away were the mines heard and felt?
Did the Messines Mines Really Kill 10,000 Germans?
Killed by their own mine? Were the soldiers in Spanbroekmolen Cemetery killed by the falling debris of the mine?
The Lost Mines: how many unexploded mines remain beneath the Messines ridge battlefield?
Join me on a battlefield tour with The Cultural Experience:
Tunnellers on the Western Front: The Underground War, 15th-18th September 2023
The War Poets: Words, Music and Landscapes, 10th-13th July 2023
First & Last Shots 1914 & 1918
Medics & Padres in the Great War
Walking the Somme, Summer 2023
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3 thoughts on “Myths of Messines”
Yes, needs a bit of a re-write!