Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Estaires looks at WW1 destruction

An interesting talk in Estaires, northern France, on the destruction at the end of World War One. The town, very close to the Front Line, was occupied by the Allies for most of the war, but fell to the Germans in April 1918 - just seven months before the Armistice.

These postcards show the extent of the destruction in the town. Estaires has a special resonance for Cornwall as many Cornish miners were stationed in the town at the start of the War. Camborne Youth Band is planning to visit Estaires in August before playing at the Menin Gate. 

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