The Norfolk Regiment on the Somme

Last night the Millennium Library played host to local author Steve Smith’s book launch, when he gave an illustrated talk about the Norfolk Regiment and the offensives it was involved in on the Somme between July and November 1916.

Steve held the audience of 50 people captive whilst he detailed the battles in which the Norfolk’s had played a role from La Boiselle in July 1916 to the Schwaben Redoubt in November.

The book ‘Norfolk: Remembering 1914 – 1918 not only covers the war and the part played by the Norfolk Regiment but also highlights the impact of it here at home – the work that went on to support the war effort, the blackouts, fund-raising, the role of women and a whole lot more.

 

Steve's book - Norfolk: Remembering 1914-1918

Steve’s book – Norfolk: Remembering 1914-1918

Given the success of Steve’s talk, we are planning more in the not too distant future so watch this space!

Kath

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