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Caterpillar Mine crater within Battle Wood next to Hill 60. This was blown by the British under the German lines on 7th June 1917 as part of the attack on Messines Ridge. It contains over 60 feet (20 metres) of water and is the grave of at least 600 Germans
Posted by: Jason Dawson
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Dates in History
Haig becomes commander-in-chief
15th December 1915
In December 1915, Haig replaced French as Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), with French returning to Britain.
Haig had been intriguing for the removal of French as commander of the BEF and had told King George V that French was "a source of great weakness to the army and no one had confidence in him any more".
Haig: Master of the Field
(Hardback - 192 pages)
by John Davidson
A distinguished soldier who had served in South Africa, the Author was selected to be Haig's Director of Operations in 1915, a key position he held until the end of the War. This book concentrates on the dramatic events of 1917 and 1918 and covers Third Ypres, the German onslaught…
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