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    Andy Dumelow

    As you all know it will be 100 years since the end of The Great War on this date this year. I apologise for (i) not playing Squarebashing and (ii) not having any figures to contribute, but I think we should do something to commemorate this in the shape of a one day game.

    How about refighting an action from the last morning of the war as a suitable finale to this tragic event?

    November 11th actually falls on a Sunday this year but I think I would feel uneasy playing the game on the actual day. Depending on available dates what about the 4th November? I think we should also stop the game at 11.00 to observe the silence.

    Any WWI buffs have any ideas for a suitable action that took place on 11th November 1918?

    Ray Boyles
    Ray Boyles

    Andy, great idea & all good points you make.
    1) No need to apologise for lack of figures on your part – there are plenty within the club.
    2) I’ll look into suitable actions. (BTW I’ll be soon be posting ideas for re-fighting the Battle of Amiens on 9th August, which is the nearest Thu to the date).
    3) I would like to be involved with marking 11/11/11 but personally would prefer that we do not do this at a weekend. What about club night on 8th Nov?
    4) Whenever we do this we could start or finish by observing a silence at the Stretton memorial. When ever I pass this I am impressed by the statue.

    Discuss tonight?

    • This reply was modified 4 months ago by Ray Boyles Ray Boyles.
    Ray Boyles
    Ray Boyles

    See my proposal in response to Andy Dumelow’s initiative now posted as
    Breaking the Hindenberg Line by the 46th (North Midland) Division September 1918

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