Battlefield Guides

Success at Montauban

Understandably, there is much focus on the British failure on the First Day of the Somme offensive, but what about those Divisions that captured and consolidated all of their objectives?  What was the difference in tactics between the Divisions to the north, compared with the successful Divisions to the south?

This walk focuses on the success of the 30th and the 18th Division’s on 1 July 1916 and studies the different tactics used which separated success from failure.  Step by step we will look at the divisional planning by men such as the brilliant Major-General Sir Ivor Maxse through to the stories of the infantry who achieved great things in capturing the heavily defended village of Montauban.

Our ‘The Success at Montauban’ Somme walking tour starts at £150.
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