The Orange Lilies project will be attending this talk which is really useful for our own research as we start our investigations.
On 30 June 1916 the men of the Southdowns Battalions, ‘Lowther’s Lambs’, went over the top at ‘The Boar’s Head’, near Richebourg in France. What happened next has become known as ‘The Day that Sussex Died’.
This talk will tell the story of what happened that day, and how these volunteer battalions gave their lives in an attempt to ensure success for the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Dr Chris Kempshall is Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex and Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent, UK, specialising in allied relations on the Western Front and modern representations of the war. He is also Project Officer for East Sussex County Council’s First World War Centenary Project.
Venue: The Keep
Admission: £3.00 Booking is essential. Please pay on the door and arrive at least 15 minutes before the talk
Image used with kind permission of the East Sussex in WWI project