Myths of Messines

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.

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The Big Bang Heard in Downing Street:’ How far away were the mines heard and felt?


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Did the Messines Mines Really Kill 10,000 Germans?


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Killed by their own mine? Were the soldiers in Spanbroekmolen Cemetery killed by the falling debris of the mine?


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The Lost Mines: how many unexploded mines remain beneath the Messines ridge battlefield?


Join me on a battlefield tour with The Cultural Experience:

Tunnellers 12th – 15th June 2020

Walking the Somme 29th May – 1st June 2020

Medics & Padres 30th July – 2nd August 2020

Walking Ypres Autumn 2021


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