Tayside Branch

Programme of Events, 2017

1st July

Scots dead at Arras

Mike Coyle - The Battles of the Somme and Arras compared:


Mike is an experienced researcher and writer on Military History. His interest in Arras was sparked by the death of a Great Uncle at Arras in May 2017. He was concerned that few know of Arras whilst all know of The Somme. He has visited the Arras Battle sites several times.


A great deal has been written and is known about the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, comparatively little has been written and little is known about the greater Battle of Arras in April and May 1917. This talk makes direct comparison and asks why it should be that so much more is known about the Somme.