Footsteps of the fallen

Surrender be damned! The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge

August 27, 2023 Season 6 Episode 4
Surrender be damned! The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge
Footsteps of the fallen
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Footsteps of the fallen
Surrender be damned! The Battle of Frezenberg Ridge
Aug 27, 2023 Season 6 Episode 4

Between the 8-13th of May 1915, the Germans attempted to smash their way through the British lines in the Ypres salient launching an attack against the Frezenberg Ridge. The British were subjected to an artillery bombardment of a ferocity never seen before and suffered over 8,000 casualties in defending the ridge.

Our journey begins at the Menin Gate where we discover the works of one of the lesser-known poets of the Great War before we look at the ebb and flow of the battle.  We hear stories of remarkable defence and resilience, and personal courage and discover the heavy price paid by the British in beating off the German attacks.

Support the podcast:
https://www.patreon.com/footstepsofthefallen
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/footstepsblog

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Between the 8-13th of May 1915, the Germans attempted to smash their way through the British lines in the Ypres salient launching an attack against the Frezenberg Ridge. The British were subjected to an artillery bombardment of a ferocity never seen before and suffered over 8,000 casualties in defending the ridge.

Our journey begins at the Menin Gate where we discover the works of one of the lesser-known poets of the Great War before we look at the ebb and flow of the battle.  We hear stories of remarkable defence and resilience, and personal courage and discover the heavy price paid by the British in beating off the German attacks.

Support the podcast:
https://www.patreon.com/footstepsofthefallen
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/footstepsblog